Israeli Diplomats in Canada Join Strike Against Netanyahu’s Plan to Restructure Judiciary System, Sparking Widespread Protests”
The strike by Israeli diplomats stationed in Canada is part of a larger strike initiated by the Histadrut, which has seen workers from various sectors taking part in the protest. The Histadrut, Israel’s main labour federation, represents over 800,000 workers and has been protesting the government’s plan to revamp the judiciary system, which they believe will undermine the independence of the judiciary.
Netanyahu’s proposal would reduce the power of the Supreme Court and allow the government to override certain court decisions. Critics of the plan argue that it would undermine the rule of law, erode democracy and pave the way for a more authoritarian government.
The strike by Israeli diplomats stationed in Canada is not the only international response to the crisis. Protests have taken place in Israel and around the world, with demonstrations taking place in major cities, including New York, Paris, and London. The strike has caused widespread disruptions across the country, with schools, universities, and hospitals shutting down, and international flights being canceled.
The strike is expected to continue until Netanyahu abandons the plan, which has already drawn criticism from the European Union, the United States, and human rights groups. Netanyahu has defended the plan, saying it is necessary to prevent judicial activism and to restore the balance of power between the branches of government.
The strike by Israeli diplomats in Canada and the ongoing protests in Israel have shown that the judiciary overhaul plan has caused deep divisions within Israeli society. The outcome of the dispute will have significant implications for the future of Israeli democracy and its relationship with the international community.