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Miriam Naor
Reuven Rivlin with the heads of Supreme Court judges of Israel, July 2017 (3419) (cropped).jpg
President of the Supreme Court of Israel
In office
Deputy Elyakim Rubinstein (2015–17)
Salim Joubran (2017)
Preceded by Asher Grunis
Succeeded by Esther Hayut
Justice of the Supreme Court of Israel
In office
Personal details
Born (1947-10-26)October 26, 1947
Jerusalem, Mandatory Palestine
Died January 24, 2022(2022-01-24) (aged 74)
Jerusalem, Israel
Alma mater Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Miriam Naor (October 26, 1947 – January 24, 2022) was an Israeli judge. She was President of the Supreme Court of Israel. She was in that position from 2015 to 2017.


Naor was born in Jerusalem. She served in the IDF as a soldier-teacher.

Naor married Arye Naor, who was a governments secretary in Menachem Begin's government. In 1972 she began working at the state attorney's office, and was later promoted to the position of the state's senior attorney. At the same time, she worked as a professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In 1980, she was appointed to be a judge in Jerusalem and in 1989 was promoted to the district court.

In 2001 she began serving as a judge on the Supreme Court of Israel. In 2012, the judge electing panel chose her to the position of vice-president of the Supreme Court, and in 2015 she became its President. Throughout the years as a judge, Naor was in-charge of important cases and rulings in all court levels. She retired from the position in October 2017 after reaching the retirement age.

In October 2018, she became the President of the Zionist Supreme Court of the .

Naor died on January 24, 2022 in Jerusalem from cardiac arrest, aged 74.

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