Asher Grunis

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Asher Grunis
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President of the Supreme Court of Israel
Assumed office
Preceded by Dorit Beinisch
Personal details
Born (1945-01-17) January 17, 1945 (age 70)
Tel Aviv, British Mandate of Palestine
Nationality Israeli
Spouse(s) Rene Grunis
Children 3
Alma mater Hebrew University of Jerusalem
University of Virginia School of Law
Religion Judaism

Asher Dan Grunis (Hebrew: אשר דן גרוניס‎, born January 17, 1945) was the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Israel in 2012-2015. He was appointed to the position on February 28, 2012, after the retirement of Dorit Beinisch. He retired from the bench at the age of 70, in January 2015.


Born in Israel, Grunis served in the Israeli army (1962-1965), earned an LL.B. degree (1968) from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and was admitted to the Israeli bar in 1969. In 1972 he earned a Master of Law (LL.M.) degree from the University of Virginia in the United States before being awarded a D.Jur. from Osgoode Hall Law School in Canada.[1][2] Grunis served as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Israel since 2003.


  1. ^ Biography at Stanford Law Review at the Wayback Machine (archived July 5, 2008)
  2. ^ Official Israeli Courts biography