Top justice warns government: Don’t politicize the court system

Supreme Court President Esther Hayut, speaking at the swearing-in ceremony for new judges, appears to accuse the government of seeking to meddle in the judicial appointments.

“There were those who tried to thwart” the work of the Judicial Appointments Committee for “other considerations,” says Hayut.

“For all those seeking to make political capital on our backs, I would recommend you look inward,” she says. “The court system must remain outside the political game, because the attempts to drag it, and its judges, into the political arena are dangerous.”