High Court: Deri can remain minister despite past corruption charges

Appointing Arye Deri as economy minister is borderline unreasonable in light of his past convictions on corruption charges, but he can remain a minister, the High Court ruled Thursday.

In response to a petition by NGO The Movement for Quality Government in Israel to disqualify Deri from serving as a minister, the court decided not to intervene.

“The truth must be said, the necessary balance between opposing considerations in the matter being discussed is complex and not lacking in difficulties,” the ruling states. “It can even be said that Deri’s appointment to a ministerial position is on the border of reasonability.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/High-Court-Deri-can-remain-minister-despite-past-corruption-charges-412002

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