Protesters vow to continue in Israel after Netanyahu delays controversial legislation

Protesters have vowed to continue demonstrations in Israel despite Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delaying plans for controversial judicial reform.

Activists urged Mr Netanyahu to drop the legislation entirely following the largest mass demonstrations in the country for decades.

On Monday, Netanyahu bowed to the discontent by announcing a delay in the plan and saying that he wanted “to avoid civil war” by seeking a compromise with political opponents during the next several weeks.

The plans would enable parliament to override Supreme Court decisions and hold control over judicial appointments, though critics labelled the move a threat to democracy. Netanyahu is currently on trial on corruption charges.

The firing sparked a spontaneous outburst of anger, with tens of thousands of people taking to the streets in just one hour.

Business leaders, top economists and former security chiefs have all come out against the plan, saying it is pushing the country toward an autocracy.

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