Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Shai Nitzan's Appointment as Attorney General Destroys Public Trust

By Moshe Feiglin
The leftist who is the most radical of radicals, the man who took advantage of his public service position to promote a distinctly political agenda and illegally co-opt ever-increasing power, was appointed yesterday to be Israel's next Attorney General. 

The selection of Shai Nitzan, the successor of Taliah Sasson in the blatantly political division of the Justice Department cryptically known as the "Department for Special Functions" has made a mockery of the very foundation upon which the justice system rests: public trust. This appointment proves once again that the justice system cannot heal itself. Instead, it has buried the most basic function of a state: its ability to judge its inhabitants. 

The Knesset must wake up and ensure that the selection of judges and justice system heads is transferred to the elected representatives of the public. This will be an important step in restoring public trust in Israel's legal structure. It will also save Israel's justice system, for the good of us all.

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