Justice Minister Ayelet shaked said that the appointment of two new judges to the Supreme court will not take place if one of them will not be the lawyer Alex Stein, the candidature of which is the leadership of the Supreme court, according to Haaretz.
Stein should arrive at the hearings of the Commission from the United States, where he lived in recent years, Thursday, February 15. The decision of the Commission on candidates must be accepted until February 22, after which the Supreme court will act in incomplete structure.
Professor Stein immigrated to Israel from the USSR in 1973. Graduated from high school, he served military service in the IDF, and then entered the law faculty of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Interned in the Department office for the investigation of criminal offences the judge of the Supreme court, Menachem Eilon of. He received his doctorate in Britain and then returned to Hebrew University as a teacher. In 2002 was slightly wounded during the attack in the cafe «Frank Sinatra» at the University of Jerusalem. After marrying an Israeli woman living in the United States, moved to America.
Stein is considered one of the world’s leading experts in the field of criminal law, delict (torts), medical malpractice, economic aspects of law and theory of jurisprudence. Adheres to conservative views, advocating the limitation of court intervention in legislative and Executive decision of the authorities.
The Commission on appointment of judges consists of nine members: two Ministers, one of which is the Minister of justice Ayelet shaked, who heads the Commission. The second Minister on the Commission is currently Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon. Members of the Commission are also two deputies (currently this Nurit Koren (Likud) and Robert Ilatov (Yisrael Beiteinu)), two representatives of the Collegium of advocates (the head of the Board of EFI, Nave and attorney Ilana Secker) and the three judges of the Supreme court (the President of the Supreme court of Israel Esther Hayut and judges Yoram Danziger, and Hanan Meltzer).
For approval of appointments to the Supreme court, a candidate needs the support of seven of the nine members of the Commission. This order was established in 2008 after Minister Gideon Saar, with the support of the then Minister of justice Daniel Friedman held the bill to abolish the order which had existed before, and according to which approval of candidates needed a simple majority.