Labor chief pushes back on Shaked’s demand for spot on judges panel

Labor leader Merav Michaeli says she sees no reason to give up the spot reserved for her on the Judicial Appointments Committee to Yamina No. 2 Ayelet Shaked, who is reportedly conditioning her support for joining the “change government” on being given Michaeli’s spot.

“My negotiations weren’t with Ayelet Shaked,” Michaeli says at the Israel Bar Association conference in Eilat.

She notes her center-left party backed Yesh Atid chief Yair Lapid on forming a government and sealed a coalition deal with him, not Shaked.

“I have no issue with Shaked, there’s a government here we’re trying to form. We reached agreements and we still stand by them,” Michaeli adds.

However, according to Channel 12 news, Shaked is expected to have her demand granted.

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