Government Opposes Appointment of Women as Sharia Judges to Avoid Setting Precedent for Rabbinic Courts

Despite Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked's support for the legislation, the government will oppose it due to concerns from ultra-Orthodox members of the coalition.

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The government intends to oppose a draft bill for female judicial participation in Sharia courts, due to concern among ultra-Orthodox members of the coalition that supporting the bill would create a precedent...