Israel: Major justice reform demos as Pentagon head visits
10 March 2023 | 2:40 pm
More major protests in Israel against proposed justice reforms forced visiting US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to hold talks at or near Ben Gurion airport.
By holding its fifth election in less than four years, can Israel break the stalemate? Prime Minister Yair Lapid hopes to remain in power after his coalition collapsed in June, but veteran politician Benjamin Netanyahu, now 73 years old and on trial for corruption, is eyeing a comeback.
After Tuesday's Knesset election, it looks like Benjamin Netanyahu will become Prime Minister of Israel again ― if he can form a government. A portrait of one of the strongmen in Israeli politics.
Palestinians are concerned about the return of former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the prospect of a coalition government that included a far right-wing group.
Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz said the US inquiry was a "mistake" and that Israel would not cooperate with an "external investigation."
An Israeli military court sentenced Hamouri, who holds French citizenship, to administrative detention in March, accusing him of being a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), and said he “endangers security in the region”. Israel, the US and the EU consider the PFLP a “terrorist group”.
Benjamin Netanyahu who served as the prime minister of Israel from 1996 to 1999 and again from 2009 to 2021, is to return to office.
Designated Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced late Wednesday that he has successfully formed a new coalition, setting the stage for him to return to power as head of the most right-wing Israeli government ever.
Israel says Salah Hamouri "organized, inspired and planned to commit terror attacks" against "citizens and well-known Israelis." DW spoke to Hamouri's lawyer Dani Shenhar of the Israeli human rights group HaMoked.
The new Israeli government is expected to be the most nationalist, religious government ever. Analysts are concerned it will exacerbate internal divisions and the conflict between Palestinians and Israelis.
Several Israelis have voiced their concern over the new government's proposed plans. Expanding settlements in the West Bank and weakening the Israeli judiciary were among the goals set by Netanyahu's coalition.
The UN General Assembly has backed a Palestinian request to have the ICJ probe the occupation of the West Bank. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government said Israel would "respond as necessary."
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