Prime minister recovering in hospital from pacemaker operation amid street protests over judicial overhaul plan and renewed call from Joe Biden to scrap Monday’s vote

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu remained in hospital on Sunday night to recover from an emergency heart procedure, as tens of thousands of supporters and opponents of his government’s judicial overhaul plan held rival rallies ahead of a key vote.

Netanyahu’s sudden hospitalisation for the implant of a pacemaker added another twist to a legislative plan that has bitterly divided the country. Monday’s vote in parliament is expected to approve the first major piece of legislation in the contentious plan.

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