Netanyahu Government Survives No-Confidence Votes

Ahram Online , Monday 27 Mar 2023

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's religious-nationalist coalition government on Monday survived no-confidence motions filed by the opposition in protest over its judicial overhaul plan.

File Photo: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gives a televised statement after a meeting of his ruling Likud party in Ramat Gan on February 21, 2019. AFP


One motion failed by a vote of 59-53, a second by a vote of 60-51, the Knesset speaker said.

Mass protests have erupted in Israel in recent months over controversial judicial reforms pushed by Netanyahu's government.

Israel's largest trade union group launched a strike across a broad swath of sectors Monday, joining a surging protest movement against Netanyahu's plan to overhaul the judiciary — a plan that is facing unprecedented opposition.

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