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@) History's biggest protest in Israel.

Israel witnessed the largest protest in history. On the night of March 11, 2023, the Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government was shaken by millions of people protesting against the radical changes in the judiciary for 10 consecutive weeks. Organizers said there were 5 lakh people in total. Local media say two and a half to three and a half lakh. Almost everyone had a blue-white flag. The Israeli newspaper Haaretz called the mass gathering "the largest demonstration in the country's history." People have been protesting every Saturday since January 1 after targeting the Supreme Court. Israel has been united in blocking moves by Netanyahu's hard-right government to get parliamentary approval of a judicial reform plan.

@) Israel bought the Bahraini island.

Bahrain normalizes relations with the Jewish state of Israel in 2020. There has been a massive protest in the country. There is anger among the common people. In the meantime, new news has come out that Israel has bought an island from Bahrain. The Middle East Monitor reported this information recently with reference to Al-Mayadeen Television. It is said that Israel's TV7 first aired the news but later removed it. According to reports, Israeli firm Himnota bought the island for $21.5 million. The firm is run by the Jewish National Fund, or JNF. The purported charity's job is to advocate for the occupation of Palestinian land and Israel's war crimes. The 9,554 square meter island will be used for investment projects. Also, if war breaks out for any reason, the Israelis will be evacuated there. Avery Scheer, who sits on the company's board of directors, said the transfer of sovereignty over the island to Israel would be negotiated with the government of friendly country Bahrain. After this news came to the fore, various criticisms are going on against the government of Bahrain. Human rights activist Maryam Al Khaja described the purchase of the island as an extension of colonial rule.

@) Bill passed to expel Israeli ambassador to Jordan.

Jordan's parliament approves a motion to expel the Israeli ambassador on 22 March 2023. This bill was passed amid tension over the recent statement of Israel's Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich. Earlier, in a speech in Paris on March 19, 2023, the Israeli finance minister denied the existence of the Palestinian people. According to him, there is no such thing as Palestinians. Palestinians are 'an invention' of the last century. People like him (the Israeli finance minister) and his grandparents are 'real Palestinians'. At that time, he showed a map of Israel, showing sovereign Jordan and Palestine as the territory of Israel. Following the incident, Jordanian Parliament Speaker Ahmad al-Safadi called on the government to take effective measures to include sovereign Jordan and the Palestinian territories on Israel's map. It is also a violation of the peace agreement with Israel and international norms, said the speaker of the Jordanian parliament. In fact, Jordan and Israel signed the Wadi Araba peace agreement in 1994, which ended the state of hostilities between the two countries since the first Arab-Israeli war in 1948.

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