Four new justices picked for Israeli supreme court

Four new appointments to Israel’s Supreme Court will replace justices due to retire in the coming year. They are Jerusalem District Court Judge David Mintz, Haifa District Court President Yosef Elron, Haifa District Court Judge Yael Willner and Tel Aviv District Court Judge George Karra. The first three are considered conservative; Mintz is a resident of Dolev; he and Willner are Orthodox Jews; and Karra is a Christian Arab. Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, most of whose nominees were chosen by the Judicial Appointments committee, praised the new lineup as “reflecting the human and legal diversity so needed in our society, which was lacking in our highest court.”  The Bar Association welcomed the new appointments and praised the minister and Supreme Court President Miriam Naor for bridging their disagreements with a compromise. 

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