Meretz chairwoman and MK Zahava Galon, along with MKs Michal Rozin and Tamar Zandberg, filed their petition asking the High Court to intervene, following the revelation of contentious rulings and responses made by Karim on matters of Jewish law.
On Sunday, the Meretz MKs issued a statement, saying that they accepted his explanations as becoming of the IDF chief rabbi, and said therefore, that the goal of their petition had been achieved.
“It is good and important that the petition brought [Karim] to repudiate the dark positions that he has taken in the past and we accept his response to the petition,” they said.
“I hope and believe that the principled statement of the High Court will continue to echo out within the IDF, and the military rabbinate in particular, and we will not insist on continuing the [legal] process,” added Galon.
She said it was “a shame” that only a High Court petition had succeeded in obtaining a public clarification.