MK Orly Levy-Abecassis (Likud Beiteinu) raised an urgent query to Justice Minister Yaakov Ne'eman on the immunity of judges before the law, following the Attorney General's inaction in regards to allegations against a judge suspected of beating his children.
"I want to ask whether the suspected judge is immune in the face of serious accusations before the law and why? Shouldn't this type of offense not fall under immunity and shouldn't the correct legal actions in regards to contacting the correct authorities in regards to domestic violence be taken?" asked Levy-Abecassis.
Ne'eman answered, by saying that no one in Israel is immune to criminal investigations and prosecution. However, "Certain cases by law require the approval of the Attorney General…After considering the totality of the circumstances, the Attorney General decided to continue carefully with the investigation.
Ne'eman suggested waiting until the entire event plays out before suggesting a change to current laws.