Asher Grunis

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Asher Grunis
President of the Supreme Court of Israel
In office
Preceded by Dorit Beinisch
Succeeded by Miriam Naor
Personal details
Born (1945-01-17) January 17, 1945 (age 72)
Tel Aviv, Mandatory Palestine
Nationality Israeli
Spouse(s) Rene Grunis
Children 3
Alma mater Hebrew University of Jerusalem
University of Virginia Law School
Osgoode Hall Law School

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


Asher Dan Grunis was born in Tel Aviv. He was named for his grandfather, the rabbi of Cardiff, Wales.[1] 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.[2][3] Grunis served as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Israel since 2003.


  1. ^ The quiet man who is making a storm in Israel's Supreme Court scene
  2. ^ "Biography at Stanford Law Review". Archived from the original on 2008-07-05. Retrieved 2008-11-05. 
  3. ^ Official Israeli Courts biography