Israelis opposed to PM Benjamin Netanyahu's judicial overhaul plan block a highway during a protest after the leader fired his defence minister, in Tel Aviv, March 26, 2023

Israeli unions launch general strike as opposition to judicial reforms grows

The strike by the Histadrut umbrella group, which represents more than 700,000 workers in health, transit and banking, among many other fields, could paralyze large parts of Israel's economy, which is already on shaky ground, ratcheting up the pressure on Netanyahu to suspend the overhaul.