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Israeli Arab considered for court

JERUSALEM, July 13 (JTA) — The committee in charge of appointing judges is considering naming an Israeli Arab to Israel’s Supreme Court. If appointed, Abdel Rahman Zoabi of Nazareth would be the first Israeli Arab named to the high court. The committee this week named Hebrew University legal researcher and Israel Prize laureate Yitzhak Engelrad to the Supreme Court. Engelrad will fill a position traditionally held by an Orthodox justice. The committee is also considering the appointment of Yosef Goldberg, who now serves on the Tel Aviv District Court.