Pressure on Netanyahu after mass Israel protests


We’re hearing that Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has delayed a planned public statement, in which he had been expected to talk publicly about his much-contested plans to overhaul Israel’s justice system.

Some Israeli media had suggested he may halt the plans due to protests overnight, or at least offer some kind of compromise, but pressure from within his own coalition government might make that tricky.

There was no immediate confirmation about the statement from Netanyahu’s office, Reuters reports.

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