Israeli PM Netanyahu Addresses Reporters
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Israel's parliament is to vote Monday on a bill that would limit court powers, in a new political offensive to push on with a judicial overhaul that has split the nation.

The changes, proposed by the hard-right government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, have sparked one of the country's biggest ever protest movements since their announcement in January.

Tens of thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets in weekly rallies, demanding a halt to the planned overhaul of Israel's justice system.

Following stiff opposition and growing international criticism — including from US President Joe Biden — Netanyahu ordered a "pause" in March to allow for talks on the proposals.

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