Ayelet Shaked: I will appoint first haredi to Supreme Court

'It is not logical that a whole section of society is not represented,' says New Right MK, hopeful of being reappointed justice minister

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March 3, 2019 21:58
Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)

 
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If she is reappointed justice minister, Ayelet Shaked said Sunday, she will seek to appoint the first haredi (ultra-Orthodox) judge to the Supreme Court.

"It is not logical that a whole section of society is not represented," she said.

Speaking from Tel Aviv where she was attending a conference organized by We Women, Shaked said even though she moved from the overwhelmingly religious Bayit Yehudi Party to the mixed religious-secular New Right, she is still committed to improving a variety of issues for haredim.

Shaked said she maintains strong relations with the haredi population. She then credited party co-leader Naftali Bennett with helping the sector integrate into higher education by supporting the creation of new, gender-separate educational environments.

Shaked added that while, for political strategic reasons, the New Right did not include any haredi candidates on its Knesset list, she and Bennett would fight even harder than the haredi political parties themselves for special haredi educational environments.   

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