Israel's Largest Trade Union Group Goes on Strike

Tens of thousands of Israelis demonstrated outside the Israeli parliament on Monday as workers launched a nationwide strike.

The demonstrations come as part of a surging protest movement, against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan to overhaul the judiciary.

Departing flights from the country’s main international airport were grounded Monday, large mall chains and universities shut their doors and Israel's largest trade union called for its 800-thousand members to stop work.

Diplomats walked off the job at foreign missions and the main doctors union announced its members would also strike.