Miriam Naor – A Titan of Israeli Law

Stand for Israel  |  January 24, 2022

Israeli Chief Justice Miriam Naor being sworn in, 2015
(Photo: Kobi Gideon/GPO)

Having “served in all the courts” of Israel, Miriam Naor truly devoted her life to justice in the Holy Land. But today, The Times of Israel’s Amy Spiro reports that Benjamin Netanyahu and others are remembering this former chief justice, who passed away today at the age of 74:

Former Supreme Court chief justice Miriam Naor died on Monday at age 74. The cause of death was not immediately clear.

Naor, who was appointed to the Supreme Court in 2003, served as head of Israel’s top court from 2015 to 2017, when she retired…

Upon retiring after 38 years in the justice system, Naor urged Israel to safeguard its democratic nature.

“Even today, as the decades have passed and I have served in all the courts, I am grateful that my path led me to being a judge,” she said during her parting speech.

“The State of Israel can be proud of the independence of its judiciary, who fear nothing but the law,” Naor said. “Judicial independence, however, should not be taken for granted. We must protect it. If we do not protect democracy, democracy will not protect us.”

An array of politicians and government officials expressed sorrow at Naor’s sudden death…

May her memory be a blessing.

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