Justice Minister Shaked vows to keep appointing Arab judges

Israel’s judicial selection committee will continue to choose Arab judges for its courts, despite one MK on the committee suggesting otherwise, Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked (Bayit Yehudi) said Thursday.

Due to a deal between Likud and Yisrael Beytenu, both the coalition and opposition’s representatives on the judicial selection committee for secular courts will be right-wing: Likud MK Nurit Koren for the coalition and Yisrael Beytenu MK Robert Ilatov for the opposition. The two right-wing Knesset members – along with Shaked – gives the nationalist camp a de facto veto in the process of choosing judges.

Ilatov stirred emotions in the Israeli political establishment when he declared on Army Radio that refusing to sing Hatikva, the Israeli national anthem, would disqualify candidates for him.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Justice-Minister-Shaked-vows-to-keep-appointing-Arab-judges-410030

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