73% of Israelis oppose choosing judges based on ethnicity

01.12.2011                      05.Kislev. 5772

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73% of Israelis oppose choosing judges based on ethnicity

The court has been without a Mizrahi justice – of Middle Eastern descent – since Justice Edmond Levy's recent retirement.

A whopping 73 percent of Israelis think judges should not be chosen on the basis of their ethnic origin, even if this means the Supreme Court winds up without a single Mizrahi justice, a new poll has found.
The court has been without a Mizrahi justice – of Middle Eastern descent – since Justice Edmond Levy's recent retirement. The list of potential nominees for three vacant or soon-to-be-vacant Supreme Court slots was reopened last month due to complaints that the original list contained no Mizrahim….