Bodyguards assigned to Israel’s new justice minister after threats


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Newly appointed Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked was assigned bodyguards after threats were made on her life.

Meanwhile, photos showing Shaked, of the right-wing Jewish Home party, wearing a Nazi uniform also have surfaced on social media.

The security detail was assigned to Shaked on Monday by Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein, who expressed concern about the Nazi photos seen on Facebook and elsewhere. A similar photo of Shaked in her late teens appeared in the days before the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in 1995.

Shaked, 39, has expressed a desire to weaken Israel’s Supreme Court, notably by strengthening the legislative branch. She is a strong critic of the left wing.

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