News Wire | March 9, 2023 Archive

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Mass Protests Over Government’s Court Plans Sweep Israel

By Patrick Kingsley | The New York Times

A new wave of mass demonstrations against a government plan to limit judicial independence swept across Israel on Thursday, with protesters restricting road access to the country’s main airport hours before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was scheduled to fly to Italy later in the day.

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Georgia Withdraws Russia-Inspired Bill After Violent Protests

By Salome Pkhaladze & Max Seddon | Financial Times

Georgia’s ruling party has withdrawn a controversial bill from parliament after two nights of protests against the proposed law, whose critics say marked a slide into Russia-style repression.

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