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Israeli Tech Workers Strike Over Fears of Dictatorship



Around 1,000 workers gathered Tuesday to protest plans to change the government they fear could lead to them losing their jobs. (Shutterstock)
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Israeli tech workers went on strike on Tuesday in Tel Aviv to protest a government plan to strip the judiciary of its key powers.

The workers, among the best-paid in Israel, carried Israeli flags and signs that read “No democracy, no high-tech” and “No freedom, no high-tech.” They said they were worried about an overthrow of the system of government that could easily wipe out the industry that employs them.

Many of their employers had encouraged them to participate in the strike, which was supported by foreign investors who have been increasingly concerned about the direction of the country in recent weeks.