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Israelis protest against Netanyahu court reform

Protesters likened Benjamin Netanyahu to Ceaser

About 110,000 people have taken to the streets of Tel Aviv, in what is seen as Israel’s biggest anti-government protests in the past decade.

The rallies spread across the city centre as banners were hoisted calling for an end to the ruling coalition, which is the most right-wing and religious-nationalist in Israel’s history.

A teacher from Jaffa, a western suburb on the coast Yara Ben Geraluf, described the government as dangerous.

This government will not be any good for women, for LGBTQ, for the impoverished people and of course for Palestinians”.

This comes barely three weeks after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu returned to power, to form Israel’s first stable coalition in three years.

He said Israelis voted for a “full” right-wing government and for security.His coalition contains far-right parties, including one whose leader was once convicted of anti-Arab racism, and another who is openly homophobic and misogynistic.

BBC reports that the organisers said they are trying to stop a “coup” taking place against the system of government.

Writing by Chinasa Ossai; Editing by Julian Osamoto