Hundreds of elite Israeli reservists say they are joining judicial protests

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By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) – A group of Israelis describing themselves as reservists in elite military and intelligence units said they would not turn up for some duties from Sunday, escalating protests at the hard-right government’s planned judicial overhaul. Members of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition, which wields a Knesset majority, say they want bills the would limit Supreme Court authorities written into law by April 2. The plan has stirred concern for Israel’s democratic health at home and abroad. As ratification nears, demonstrations have spiralled, the shekel has…

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