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        2/10/2012, Shevat 17, 5772

      National Union Welcomes Grunis Appointment


      Chairman Ya'akov Katz of the National Union party welcomed today's official appointment of Supreme Court Justice Asher Grunis to be president of the tribunal. Ketzaleh initiated what has been called the "Grunis Law", which the Knesset passed to allow the jurist to hold the top spot. In a statement, the Knesset member said, ""The people of Israel were an active participant in the selection, this time, through their representatives. Citizens of Israel are holding on to hope that today  a new process and page in Israeli law is being opened and I hope for other laws that will return people slowly to trust their judges and view them as people who represent their states of mind, faith and heritage."

      National Union Member of Knesset Uri Ariel said the appointment marked "an important day for lovers of justice and democracy". He called Grunis " an excellent judge from the shoulders up who I'm sure will place his imprint on the institution of the entire Supreme Court and will work to strengthen the people's trust in the legal system, which provides justice for all. As a member of the Judicial Selection Committee, I am pleased to be in the lineup that confirms his tenure as during the last two years we have proven that you can appoint excellent judges in Israel."