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Israel Gets Moslem Judge

President Chaim Herzog swore in Israel’s first Moslem woman judge this week.

She is Aada Sa’ad, who will preside over a traffic court in northern Israel.

Sa’ad, who served as a state attorney in Haifa, was one of 19 new magistrates and junior judges recently appointed.

At the brief swearing-in ceremonies held at the presidential residence. Herzog singled out Sa’ad.

“I want to congratulate you and I hope more judges will follow in your wake,” he said.