'Supreme Court chief did something she never should have'

MK Oded Forer slams Supreme Court Chief Justice Miriam Naor for refusal to attend state event marking Jewish return to Judea and Samaria.

Tzvi Lev ,

MK Oded Forer
MK Oded Forer
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MK Oded Forer (Yisrael Beytenu) slammed Supreme Court Chief Justice Miriam Naor for deciding to boycott the official state event marking 50 years of settlement in Judea, Samaria, the Jordan Valley, and the Golan on Wednesday in Kfar Etzion.

Naor had refused to attend Wednesday's event, contending that it was political in nature and should not be treated as an official state event. In response to the Regavim NGO's petition appealing Naor's decision, the court ruled the celebration was a "controversial event which could be interpreted as political in character".

Forer also ripped the Zionist Union for not showing up to the event. "They crossed a red line," he told Arutz Sheva. "Boycotting official state ceremonies is a very serious thing. I would not have expected the Zionist Union to keep moving more and more to the left."

Forer also had special criticism for Naor, who he said "did something she should not have done. She cannot decide which official state events she should attend-in each ceremony, there needs to be a representative of the three branches of government. The Supreme Court must be represented."

Forer's criticism was echoed Wednesday night by other MKs, who heaped condemnation onto Naor. "Whoever doesn't want to attend shouldn't come," said Coalition Chairman MK David Bitan (Likud), adding that Naor "took an important issue and made it political".

Culture and Sport Minister Miri Regev (Likud) called the decision "a tailwind to those that boycott Israel".