Media: Israeli pilots refuse to take Netanyahu to England

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. archive photo

Telegraph: Netanyahu delays London visit due to pilots refusing to fly

MOSCOW, March 24 – RIA Novosti. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had to postpone his visit to London after some pilots refused to fly the plane with him. writer British newspaper Telegraph.

Last week, Israeli portal Ynet, quoting the prime minister’s office, reported that Netanyahu will fly to London on Thursday, March 23.

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The pilots’ failure is attributed to Netanyahu’s plans to reorganize the Israeli legal system, which has sparked mass protests in the country, according to the publication.

“There is an understanding that Israeli pilots refused to take Mr Netanyahu to the UK,” a British government source told the newspaper.

According to Israeli media reports, Netanyahu will abandon his flight plans on Thursday evening and fly back to London on Friday at 04:00 local time (03:00 Moscow time).

Thousands of protests against reforming the country’s legal system continue in Israel in its eleventh week. The proposed package of laws would significantly limit the Supreme Court’s powers and give the government control over the appointment of judges.

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