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Israeli Workers Seek to Cripple Economy Over Judicial Overhaul

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Police Clear Protesters From Tel Aviv Highway

Israel’s biggest labor group triggered one of the most widespread strikes in the country’s history to paralyze the economy and pressure Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to halt a plan to dramatically weaken the judiciary.

The Airports Authority grounded all outbound flights, while walkouts took place at ports, major retailers and Israel’s largest investment fund, FIMI. Bank Hapoalim BM, one of the country’s largest lenders, closed all its branches.