Tuesday, February 22, 2022

First Muslim Appointed To Permanent Seat On Israel's Supreme Court

According to the Jerusalem Post, in Israel yesterday the Judicial Selection Committee appointed four new justices to the Supreme Court, one of whom is the first Muslim to serve as a permanent Justice.  The new Justice,  Khaled Kabub, fills the "Arab-Israeli seat" on the court which previously has been held by Christian Arabs (except for a temporary 9-month appointment in 1999 of Abdel Rahman Zoabi). Since 2003, Kabub has served as a judge on the Tel Aviv District Court where he has handled primarily cases involving economic crimes.