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Sat May 25, 2019, 06:18 PM

Israelis protest moves to grant Netanyahu immunity, limit Supreme Court

Source: Reuters

WORLD NEWS MAY 25, 2019 / 4:26 PM / UPDATED AN HOUR AGO

Israelis protest moves to grant Netanyahu immunity, limit Supreme Court

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Thousands of Israelis protested on Saturday against legislative steps that could grant Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu immunity from prosecution and limit the power of the countryís Supreme Court.

The demonstration in Tel Aviv was attended by nearly all opposition parties, a rare show of unity for Israelís splintered political system. Police did not say how many people attended. A Reuters photographer estimated about 20,000 were present, while organizers put the figure at 80,000.

In office for the past decade, Netanyahu won a fifth term in April despite an announcement by Israelís attorney general in February that he intended to charge him with fraud and bribery. The prime minister is a suspect in three graft cases.

Netanyahu has denied wrongdoing, calling the allegations a political witch-hunt. The right-wing leader has said that with a renewed public mandate to govern he has no plans to resign, even if charged.

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Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-politics-protests/israelis-protest-moves-to-grant-netanyahu-immunity-limit-supreme-court-idUSKCN1SV0OX

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Eugene May 2019 OP
Me. May 2019 #1
yellerpup May 2019 #2
defacto7 May 2019 #3
Dawson Leery May 2019 #4
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Sat May 25, 2019, 06:29 PM

1. Traitor Trump/Netanyahu

Traitor Trump/Netanyahu...two sides of the same coin

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Sat May 25, 2019, 06:34 PM

2. I used to hear about the "Iron Curtain."

With authoritarians all over the world taking over and making themselves immune, the phrase is back. The Iron Curtain is coming down on the US.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 06:38 PM

3. The new age of authoritarianism. Coming to a nation near you.

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Sat May 25, 2019, 07:16 PM

4. With this, there are no liberal democracies in the middle east.

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Sat May 25, 2019, 07:58 PM

5. This bears watching.

Ponzi Don wants the same.

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