Yamina releases a statement confirming an offer to rotate a spot on the Judicial Appointments Committee between the party’s No. 2 Ayelet Shaked and Labor leader Merav Michaeli.
Under the proposal, Shaked will serve as the government’s representative on the panel during the government’s first two years, when Yamina chief Naftali Bennett is slated to be prime minister, and a Labor MK will be the coalition’s representative on the committee.
During the government’s final two years, when Yesh Atid chief Yair Lapid takes over for Bennett as premier, Michaeli will replace Shaked on the committee and the Labor MK will be swapped out for an MK from the New Right party.
Shaked has accepted the offer, according to the statement, which says the proposal was coordinated with New Hope leader Gideon Sa’ar, who is set to be justice minister if the “change government” is formed and will automatically have a spot on the committee.
Labor has yet to officially respond, but party sources earlier dismissed the offer as spin. The agreement for Michaeli to have a spot on the panel was reached with Lapid, whose mandate to form a government expires at midnight.