Israeli forces take to the water in protest against Benjamin Netanyahu’s legal reforms

Critics say an overhaul of the country’s judicial system will spell the end of democracy

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Photo: Abir Sultan/Pool via Reuters

Abbie Cheeseman and James Rothwell, JerusalemTelegraph Media Group Limited

Protests by Israel’s reserve forces took an unusual turn over the weekend as navy veterans donned wetsuits and tried to reach Benjamin Netanyahu’s private seaside villa by kayak.