Israel’s attorney general said he will not defend Religious Affairs Minister Yitzhak Cohen in a petition brought against him to the Supreme Court by the Reform Movement’s Religious Action Center. The petition, filed in March, demands the annulment of a committee that Cohen, of the fervently Orthodox Shas Party, appointed to circumvent a 1998 Supreme Court decision. That decision required municipal religious councils, which administer public funds for religious services, to accept non-Orthodox delegates if appointed by a political party.
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