Tens of thousands of Israelis protest against Netanyahu justice plans

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By Emily Rose TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of Israelis joined demonstrations on Saturday against judicial reform plans by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s new government that protesters say will threaten democratic checks and balances on ministers by the courts. The plans, which the government says are needed to curb overreach by activist judges, have drawn fierce opposition from groups including lawyers, and raised concerns among business leaders, widening already deep political divisions in Israeli society. Netanyahu has dismissed the protests, now in their third week, as a refu…

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