Shas leader Arye Deri should not be allowed to become a government minister, The Movement for Quality Government in Israel wrote in a petition filed to the High Court on Tuesday.
Shas signed a coalition deal with Likud Monday night bringing it into the government, and Deri is set to become economy minister and development of the Negev and Galilee minister.
Attorney Eliad Shraga, chairman of the NGO, noted that Deri’s appointment as a minister would “dissolve the public’s trust in public institutions generally and the executive authority in particular, and would erode the purity of the rule of law.” He added a move “so damaging to public confidence is not decree the public can afford. Not now, and not ever."
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