By Ben Sales 

Netanyahu urges unity


Kobi Gideon/GPO

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Memorial Day ceremony on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem, April 25, 2023.

TEL AVIV (JTA) - In an unusual politicization of Israel's Memorial Day on Tuesday, several senior Israeli government officials faced protests at ceremonies commemorating fallen soldiers.

The tensions unfolded as an Israeli was wounded in a shooting in the West Bank, and after five people were wounded in a car ramming Monday at Jerusalem's Mahane Yehuda market.

The observances of the day, which is treated with solemnity and reverence in Israel, came days before the government intends to resume advancing legislation that would sap the Supreme Court of much of its power. The proposed reforms h...

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