Just before the March 17 election, MK Ayelet Shaked – the woman who will this week become Israel’s justice minister – visited the Haaretz.com studio to answer our questions.
Despite her comments about the BDS movement ("It’s 21st century anti-Semitism") and her opposition to the two-state solution, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was none-too-keen to appoint her to such a lofty position. But, desperate to sign a coalition deal with Habayit Hayehudi, Netanyahu overcame his aversion – and, according to Haaretz’s Yossi Verter, his wife’s opposition – and offered her the job.
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Watch the full interview here: