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Judge Halevi Nominated to Israel’s Supreme Court As Tenth Justice

Judge Binyamin Halevi, president of the Jerusalem District Court, was today nominated for the Israel Supreme Court. His nomination as the 10th justice on Israel’s highest tribunal is subject to the formal approval of the President.

Born in Germany, Judge Halevi settled in Palestine in 1933, and has been president of the Jerusalem court since 1947. He was a member of the three-judge tribunal which tried Adolf Eichmann, and also presided at the Kastner-Gruenwald libel trial and the Kafr Kassem trial.