Movement for Quality Government petitions against exemptions committee on returning Israelis

The Movement for Quality Government in Israel has petitioned the High Court of Justice, demanding that it compel the government’s Exceptions Committee to publicize its decision-making process for how it’s been deciding which Israelis to allow into the country as Ben Gurion Airport remains virtually shut.

The move comes days after a Channel 12 report claiming that the vast majority of those entering the country have been ultra-Orthodox, thanks to lobbying from Haredi lawmakers.

“We fear that decisions were made while giving preference to those linked to the corridors of power,” the group writes in its petition.