Opposition leader Yair Lapid comes out in support of a worker’s strike on Monday in protest of the government’s judicial overhaul plan.
“On Monday we are all heading to Jerusalem to protect and defend our country,” Lapid says in a video message on social media. “Employers need to allow all workers who want to go to Jerusalem to fight for the country, to fight for our democracy, and to say: ‘No more. We won’t allow you to destroy our democracy.'”
Protest organizers — including former defense minister Moshe Ya’alon — say dozens of organizations, including companies and civil society groups, have joined the planned strike, which is slated to coincide with a large protest outside the Knesset.