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Gantz will not present a candidate for the judicial selection committee: "Not the time for ego games" - voila! news


Highlights: The last day to nominate a candidate for Israel's next Supreme Court is Wednesday. Israel's top court is expected to make a decision by the end of the month. The court will decide whether or not to appoint a new judge to the Supreme Court. The decision will be made by the court of appeals, which will decide if a candidate can be nominated for the seat. The current nominee is Yossi Gershwin, who is the son of a former Supreme Court justice. The other candidate is Shmuley Boteach, who has been a member of the court since the 1980s.

The chairman of the state camp announced that he was not giving up the possibility of presenting a candidate to the committee, and called on Lapid and Michaeli to reach an agreement on the opposition's candidate: "Do not endanger democracy." Elharrar and Reitan now remain the possible candidates, with today being the last day to present their nominations

In the video: Gantz has not yet decided on the issue of the candidate for the Judicial Selection Committee: "I will not be mistaken" (Israel Democracy Institute)

National Camp Chairman Benny Gantz announced Wednesday morning that he would not present a candidate on his behalf to the Judicial Selection Committee, and called on Yesh Atid Chairman Yair Lapid and Labor Chairman Merav Michaeli, who presented a candidate on their behalf, to reach an agreement on the identity of the opposition's candidate.

"I call on Lapid and Michaeli not to risk democracy for ego games and political scores. From the moment the coalition nominates more than one candidate, we must not take the risk," Gantz wrote. "Our most important practical goal these days, as those who want a Jewish, democratic, strong, just and liberal Israel, is to bring about the establishment of a committee for the selection of judges in its format, with a sitting opposition representative, and to ensure the appointment of quality, diverse and independent judges."

"You can't take the risk." Benny Gantz (Photo: Reuven Castro)

"It is forbidden to take a risk at the expense of the State of Israel, and there is only one way to prevent it - to put one candidate," wrote the head of the state camp. "Lapid and Michaeli must reach an agreement between them and work as one fist so that the candidate we put forward as the opposition will be elected."

Gantz's announcement effectively leaves two possible opposition candidates for the committee, MK Karine Elharar Mish Atid and Labor MK Efrat Reitan, with today being the last day to submit candidacies.

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  • Benny Gantz
  • Yair Lapid
  • Merav Michaeli
  • Judicial Selection Committee

Source: walla

All news articles on 2023-06-07

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