Israel Bar Association head stepping down following judicial sex scandal

Efi Nave announces his resignation as the head of the Israel Bar Association following a sex scandal in which he allegedly helped appoint a female judge in exchange for sexual relations and tried to promote a male judge in return for sex with the judge’s wife.

“I decided to do so since the association is important and very dear to me,” he says in a statement. “I don’t want my issues — which I assume will end quickly — to harm the important work of the association.

“I thank all my friends and acquaintances for the joint path we went through and wish good luck to my replacement.”

Nave was already on a leave of absence, taken yesterday after the case broke out.

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