The Commission on appointment of judges took the decision to appoint Salim Jubran Deputy Chairman of the Supreme court. This post he will hold until his retirement in August 2017.
«The judge Jubran, a distinguished lawyer, a real pioneer. His appointment as the Deputy Chairman of the Supreme court is a great honor for Israel,» — said, commenting on the decision of the Commission, the Minister of justice Ayelet shaked.
Jubran, who was born in Haifa in the family Christian Maronites, has become the first Arab citizen of Israel, which became part of the Supreme court on a permanent basis. Considered a supporter of liberal values. Also headed the Central election Commission.
In October 2017 expires the term of office of Supreme court President Miriam Naor. In accordance with the existing system, this post must be occupied by the oldest member of the current composition of the court — Esther Hayut.
The Minister of justice, head of the Commission, advocated changing the system of seniority. However, since the majority of lawyers support the current situation, it was decided to maintain the status quo.