Anti-Netanyahu protests are expected to take place during Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s meeting with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak in
Anti-Netanyahu protests are expected to take place during Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s meeting with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak in London today.
This will be Netanyahu’s third trip to Europe, following visits to Rome and Berlin that were also met with protests. “Defend Israeli Democracy” is among the groups demonstrating against Israel’s Prime Minister, believing that Israel’s democracy is under attack from Netanyahu’s planned legal overhaul. His judicial reform will allow parliament to overturn Supreme Court decisions and give his parliamentary collation the final say over all judicial appointments. Other protest groups are expected to draw attention to the worsening security situation with the Palestinians.
It is currently unclear whether Sunak will publicly criticize Netanyahu’s government over its effort to overhaul the country’s legal system. Discussions between the two Prime Ministers are likely going to be centered around Iran’s nuclear ambitions, as Netanyahu continues to emphasize his opposition to Iran obtaining nuclear weapons. Expect protests to continue throughout Europe and Israel, as Netanyahu’s reform becomes increasingly likely. If these reforms are passed, it would likely create a major constitutional crisis in the country.