Judge Berliner for Supreme Court? Nationalists Wary
Berliner is favored by Justice Minister Yaakov Ne'eman. In general, the nine-member Committee for Appointment of Judges (CAJ) is divided between the centrist-nationalist members, headed by Ne'eman, and the ultra-leftist members headed by outgoing Supreme Court President Dorit Beinisch. However, this does not mean the nationalists are in agreement on their favored candidates.
"Berliner is not remembered as a courageous judge or one who criticized the system as one expects of a judge who is supposed to represent a different shade in the Supreme Court," the source added.
Between 85% and 90% of the Prosecution's attorneys are women, many of whom tend to identify with the militant feminist leftist line of former State Attorneys and current Supreme Court judges Dorit Beinisch and Edna Arbel. Militant feminists see the government, military, religious power structures and other establishments as part of an evil "Patriarchy" that must be weakened and conquered, and tend to identify with oppressed women the world over rather than with their own national-religious group.