Thousands of Israelis protest against Netanyahu’s legal reforms

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By Dan Williams TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of Israelis demonstrated on Saturday against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s judicial reform plans, with organisers accusing him of undermining democratic rule weeks after his reelection. Bestriding a religious-nationalist coalition with a solid parliamentary majority, Netanyahu, now in his sixth term, wants to rein in the Supreme Court in what he has described as a restoration of the balance of the three branches of government. Critics say the proposed reforms would cripple judicial independence, foster corruption, set back minority r…

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