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Members of the Judiciary Committee to decide on candidates to fill vacancies on the Supreme Court bench.

Officials in the Justice Ministry began deliberations Wednesday to decide which four candidates will fill vacancies on the bench of Israel’s Supreme Court.

The committee to make that pivotal decision is led by Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, and is comprised of a group of judges from the Supreme Court, as well as several attorneys.

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Among the lawyers must be, by law, at least one female, one attorney from the Arab sector and one lawyer from the Mizrahi population.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.