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Israelis You Should Know: Miriam Naor

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Name: Miriam Naor

Age: 67

Family: Married with two children

Known for: Naor was recently sworn in as Israel’s 11th Supreme Court President.

About her: Miriam Naor was born in Jerusalem in 1947, where she grew up with her parents and her older brother. After completing her secondary education, she began studying law at Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In 1972, she began working as the deputy state attorney in the Ministry of Justice.

In 1980, Naor was sworn in as a judge in the Jerusalem Magistrates' Court, and at the time, she was the youngest judge in Israel. She went on to hold several positions with Jerusalem's court, and in 2003, she officially became an acting justice in Israel's Supreme Court.

Naor often dealt with complex cases related to the crimes of public figures or prominent businessmen, or cases concerning the most severe crimes. She has been praised for her decisions, which are always based on profound legal knowledge and on rigorous analysis of the facts.

In January 2015, Naor was sworn in as Israel's 11th Supreme Court President, a position she expects to hold until September 2017, when she will reach the mandatory judicial retirement age of 70.

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