The Judicial Selection Committee will be convene this coming Monday to select four new judges to be appointed to the Supreme Court.
The four most promising candidates are Justices Ruth Ronen and Khaled Kabov from the economic department of the Tel Aviv District Court, Jerusalem District Court Judge Galia Kanfei-Steinitz, and Adv. Yechiel Kasher from the firm of David Tadmor & Co.
Israel Hayom has reported in the past that appointing Judge Ruth Ronen is like waving a red rag to a bull vis-a-vis the right wing, and that she is considered to be close to the New Israel Fund as well as being a left-wing activist. Her husband is a board member of the New Israel Fund.
The Judicial Selection Committee consists of nine members, including four politicians - the Justice Minister who chairs the committee, Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked, and MK Efrat Reytan, who is the coalition's representative. MK Simcha Rothman is the representative of the opposition. The other members are three Supreme Court justices (Supreme Court President Esther Hayut, Justice Yitzhak Amit, and Judge Uzi Vogelman), and two representatives of the Bar Association, attorneys Ilana Sker and Muhammad Na'ama.