Group of anti-overhaul protesters heading to New York as ministers flock to parade next week

Carrie Keller-Lynn is a former political and legal correspondent for The Times of Israel

Thousands of Israelis protest against the government's planned judicial overhaul in Tel Aviv, on May 27, 2023. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)
Thousands of Israelis protest against the government's planned judicial overhaul in Tel Aviv, on May 27, 2023. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)

Five leading anti-judicial overhaul protesters plan to travel to New York next week, as close to 20 Israeli lawmakers are also heading to the city for the annual Celebrate Israel Parade.

Calling themselves Democratic Israel for All, the group is a coalition between Brothers and Sisters in Arms, the hi-tech protest, and 555, a pilot’s protest group. The protesters plan to meet with members of local Jewish communities, synagogue groups and influential industry and political leaders.

“We cannot neglect the Jewish diaspora,” says a protest leader from Brother and Sisters in Arms, stressing that the goal is to convince American Jews that a threat to Israel is a threat to their own communities.

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