In the video: Justice Minister Yariv Levin at the plenum: "The process of selecting judges was done in an inappropriate and unacceptable way" (Knesset channel)
Likud MK Kati Shitrit said Thursday morning that she believes the disputes on the right over the candidates for the Judicial Selection Committee will be resolved. "I believe that eventually it will come together for one candidate, that's what will happen eventually," she said. "This is a coalition agreement that whoever should stay will stay, the rest if they want to continue until the end please. We will be instructed who to vote for – unequivocally."
"You might think that the opposition let them choose," the Knesset member added in an interview on the Seven Nine program with Nissim Mashaal and Aryeh Eldad on 103FM. "If there is a coalition agreement? Won't we do it?. In the Likud, everyone voted in favor of dialogue. I know that the prime minister wants from the reform a number of clauses in which there is agreement, and that will happen."
Kati Shitrit (Photo: Creative Commons)
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In addition, Sheetrit denied that there was tension between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Justice Minister Yariv Levin.
"It's not about stretching, I don't see tension," she explained. "I see a reform that has been presented in full, Levin gets on the podium more than once and not twice and says, 'I know we won't be able to realize all of it, I know it has to come in stages.' He knows that not everything is possible to realize."
Yesterday, Levin hinted in a speech at the Knesset plenum that he does not intend to convene the committee for the selection of judges for the purpose of appointing new judges. Levin did not say this explicitly, but claimed: "The process of selecting judges was done in an inappropriate and unacceptable way, as things are now taking place in a committee with a panel that cannot be accepted and is not suitable or can be accepted in a democratic country, and precisely because of this - we are working to change that."
Yesterday was the last day to submit the candidacy, and it was decided that Knesset Member Karine Elharrar Mish Atid would be the opposition's only representative on the Judicial Selection Committee. At first, National Camp Chairman Benny Gantz announced that he would not present a candidate on his behalf to the 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 between them. Shortly thereafter, Michaeli announced the withdrawal of her candidacy from MK Efrat Reitan.
- Kati Shitrit
- Judicial Selection Committee