31.01.2012 07.Schwat. 5772
Lawyer to be member of committee which 'will examine real estate issues in the West Bank,' Prime Minister's Bureau announces.
A lawyer appointed to serve on a government committee seeking ways to legalize illegal settlement outposts was on the payroll of a settlers' organization advocating such legalization until nine days ago.
On Monday, the Prime Minister's Bureau announced the members of the panel, which "will examine real estate issues in the West Bank": former Supreme Court Justice Edmond Levy, chairman; retired Judge Tchia Shapira, the daughter of former Chief Rabbi Shlomo Goren; and attorney Alan Baker, who formerly served both as legal advisor to the Foreign Ministry and as Israeli ambassador to Canada. Today, Baker – himself a resident of the settlement of Har Adar – runs a small law firm specializing in international law….