Efi Naveh
Efi NavehMiriam Alster/Flash 90

The head of the Israel Bar Association, Efi Naveh, spoke with Arutz Sheva about the left-wing attack on Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked (Jewish Home), following her criticism of the Supreme Court on Monday.

"The attack on Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked is inappropriate," said Naveh. "If this is a democracy then it's a democracy in both directions. It needs to include things that we don't like to hear. She considers her criticism to be legitimate and so it is her right and her role to express it. You can choose not to agree but she should not be censured for doing so."

As for the criticism of the Israeli justice system's conduct, Naveh said: "We live in a country that contains many groups. Our justice system's role is to find a delicate balance between all the groups, and to walk between the raindrops.

"We should not interfere in the public, political and diplomatic discourse and disagreements. We must always keep the legality and constitutionality of our actions in mind, and that is far from simple," he emphasized.

On Monday, the head of the Bar Association told Supreme Court Chief Justice Miriam Naor, "I respect your leadership and the manner in which you lead the Supreme Court and the courts as a whole. I know that you often endure difficult times, but I have no doubt that you are guiding us in truth and justice according to your worldview. For this, you deserve admiration."