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        2/16/2014, Adar 16, 5774

      MK Lavie Calls for Firing of Abusive Judge

      MK Dr. Aliza Lavie (Yesh Atid) has called for the immediate end of tenure of a judge sitting on the Beer Sheva Magistrate's Court bench for questioning a witness in a civil dispute between neighbors in an abusive manner.

      "A sitting judge who would ask a witness whether or not she was a 'prostitute' cannot be allowed to rule on even one more case," stated Chairman of the Committee on the Status of Women, MK Aliza Lavie. "

      "How a person such as this even obtains the position of judge demonstrates the need for further training and vetting of those who stand to be appointed to the position," she added.