“We won’t commit suicide”: Interview with Israeli Justice Minister, Ayelet Shaked  

Ayelet Shaked, the youngest ever cabinet minister in Israel’s history, is one of the most influential and most controversial figures in Israeli politics. She is articulate, charismatic, very good-looking, self-confident, less tortuous and more direct than most politicians. She is also seen by parts of the Israeli public and the international community as being on the extreme right wing of a right-wing Israeli government.

Nicola Abe, chief of the Der Spiegel bureau in Israel, and I held a wide-ranging interview with Shaked, which appears in the current issue of the weekly. In it, she relates to a number of issues, and in particular sharply attacks the European governments which fund left-wing NGOs in Israel.

Here is a link to the English version of the interview:
http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/israeli-justice-minister-shaked-we-will-not-commit-suicide-a-1074653.html

 

Image Credits: NY Times