|Supreme Court of Israel Justice|
2004 – Present
June 22, 1944|
Jerusalem, British Mandate of Palestine
|Alma mater||Hebrew University of Jerusalem|
Edna Arbel (born June 22, 1944) is a justice on Israel's Supreme Court. She has held this post since May 2004. She is a native of Jerusalem.
In 1984, Arbel was appointed District Attorney of the Central District. She had previously served as a senior assistant to the District Attorney of the Central District. She served as a member of the Kahan Commission that investigated the Sabra and Shatila massacre.
In 1988, she was appointed as a judge in the Tel Aviv District Court.
In January 1996, she succeeded Dorit Beinisch as State Attorney. She served in this capacity for eight years, until being appointed to the Supreme Court. During her term, the prosecutor's staff grew from about 700 to 1,040 attorneys.
Edna Arbel as attorney general in 2002 drafted prosecution guidelines that exempt women from prosecution for false report when submitting false domestic violence or sexual harassment complaint to the police. Two years later in 2004 she filed a false claim that herson in law, Eyal Baumgart, molested her grandchildren, and got sexually arounsed when washing his children in the tub. Baumgart was married to Zohar arbel daughter of Edna arbel.
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