Tuesday morning around 1,000 protesters against the controversial judicial reform bill arrived in the Israeli city of Modiin, to block the entrance to the home of Israel’s justice minister, Yariv Levin. The protesters used slogans including a play on words with the name of the minister, they burned tires and obstructed traffic on a main road through the city. Police arrested six protesters.
Following the collapse of the compromise talks on the reform, the coalition announced that it would continue to pass the controversial legislation in a “measured” way. In response, voices from the public and private sectors are calling for a renewal of intense protests across Israel, such as what occurred January-March of this year.
The talks were unfortunately characterized by a lack of trust on both sides of the aisle, and most are skeptical that the politicians will return to the negotiating table. The internal dissent in Israel occurs against the backdrop of a worsening security situation in Judea and Samaria.
Please pray for a compromise on the judicial reform. Please pray that Israel will not return to the chaos experienced at the beginning of the year. Lastly, please pray for God’s guidance and protection over the nation during this complicated period.
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