Amid gridlock, Sa’ar announces 6 new Supreme Court candidates

Justice Minister Gideon Sa’ar announces six new candidates to become Supreme Court justices, nine days after reopening the list of candidates due to a gridlock between conservative and liberal members of the Judicial Selection Committee.

The new candidates are Nazareth District Court judge Yifat Shitrit-Hadad and lawyers Ofer Bartal, Eli Wilchek, Yechiel Kasher, Yair Assael and Ofer Tzur.

Today is the last day to present the additional candidates.

A month ago, Sa’ar froze the committee’s activities after no consensus could be reached on nominations. The panel is tasked with naming four new justices to the Supreme Court: two to replace retired judges Menachem Mazuz and Hanan Melcer, and two to replace Neal Hendel and George Kara, who will be stepping down next year.

Never miss breaking news on Israel
Get notifications to stay updated
You're subscribed