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Uri Keinan replaces Efi Nave as Israel Bar Association head

Attorney Uri Keinan becomes the new head of the Israel Bar Association after the resignation of Efi Nave.

Uri Keinan (L) and Adi Keidar, lawyers for some of the six suspects held in the murder of an Arab teenager, speak outside a courtroom in Petah Tikva, Sunday, July 6, 2014. (Flash90)

Keinan had been acting head of the association since Nave took a leave of absence yesterday over 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 hope that all this affair will end quickly and that all suspects will be cleared,” Keinan says in a statement.

“I’m confident that I’ll lead the association forward along with my friends, for the benefit of Israel’s lawyers and general public.”

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