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  11/14/2011, Cheshvan 17, 5772

Tuerkel Against Judge Committee Changes

Retired Supreme Court justice Ya'akov Tuerkel expressed his opposition, Monday morning, to a bill to change the composition of the committee to select judges.

Interviewed by Israel Defense Forces Radio, Tuerkel said all the changes that have been tried since the committee was created in 1953 have failed. He said the committee has stabilized over the decades, adding "It mustn't be undermined."