Over 100 top former security chiefs, including retired military commanders, police commissioners and heads of intelligence agencies joined signed a letter to Netanyahu blaming him for compromising Israel’s defence, undermining the Israeli defence forces and urging him to halt the legislation. The signatories included Ehud Barak, a former Israeli prime minister.
The arrival of the marchers turned the city’s main entrance into a sea of blue and white Israeli flags as they completed the last leg of a four-day trek from Tel Aviv to Israel’s parliament. They plan to rally outside Knesset, or parliament ahead of a Sunday debate on the bill, and will camp outside the Knesset with other protesters ahead of the vote.’
Protesters, who make up a wide swath of Israeli society, see the overhaul as a power grab fuelled by variouspersonal and political grievances by Netanyahu.
The proposal has drawn criticism from business and medical leaders, and a fast-rising number of military reservists in key units have said they will stop reporting for duty if the plan passes, raising concern that the country’s security interests could be threatened.
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