In Historic First, Coalition MKs Excluded From Knesset Committee That Elects Judges

Yisrael Beiteinu chairman Avidgor Lieberman suffered a blow when the Knesset passed over his crony and elected MKs from Shas and Labor to the Judges' Election Committee.

Monday night’s vote in the Knesset plenum for the body’s representatives to the Judges' Election Committee took a long time. MK Dudu Rotem of Yisrael Beiteinu, a coalition candidate for the committee, sat closest to the ballot box, watching the MKs closely as they stepped behind the curtain. While most of them shook his hand cordially, they voted for MK Yitzhak Cohen of Shas alongside MK Yitzhak Herzog of Labor.