Right-wingers to select judges after coalition wins vote

There were mixed results for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s governing coalition early Thursday in a vote at the Knesset for the committees that select judges for secular and rabbinical courts.

Due to a deal with 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 faction chairman Robert Ilatov for the opposition.

But in the secret-ballot vote held among MKs at the Knesset, Zionist Union MK Revital Swid defeated the Likud’s Nava Boker for a vacancy on the rabbinical court selection committee that was reserved for a woman.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Right-wingers-to-select-judges-after-coalition-wins-vote-409896

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