Israeli police clashed with crowds of protesters at night after parliament adopted a highly controversial law to limit the Supreme Court’s powers.
The measure which is part of a big reform package will prevent the court from overruling government actions it considers unreasonable.
Police in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv used water cannons to disperse protesters blocking highways with critics saying the hard-right government’s reforms threaten Israeli democracy.
After months of mass street protests over the judicial reform, Monday’s Knesset vote was an important victory for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
But the battle is not over and may go on for months as political watchdog group and centrist opposition leader Yair Lapid plan to petition the Supreme Court to annul the new law.