|Israeli Supreme Court Judge|
|chair of the Central Election Commission (the 12th Knesset)|
Early life and legal career
Goldberg was born in Jerusalem. There he attended the Hebrew Gymnasium Rechavia, graduating in 1949. From 1952-1955, he studied law in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he specialized in the office of the president of the Jerusalem District Court. From 1957-1964, Goldberg worked as a lawyer in a number of law firms.
From 1964-1965, Goldberg served as a Traffic Judge. From 1965-1974, he served as Magistrate. In August 1974, he became a District Judge in the Jerusalem District Court, and in May 1982, he became its vice president.
Supreme Court Judge
Central Election Commission and committees
In 1988, Goldberg served as chair of the Central Election Commission (the 12th Knesset). He was a member, then chair, of the Committee for Criminal Jurisprudence Order. In 1994, he became a member in the Shamgar Commission (chaired by former Supreme Court president, Meir Shamgar) which investigated the Cave of the Patriarchs massacre. He also served in several other legal committees.
Goldberg was voted by the Knesset for a seven-year term as Israel's State Comptroller and Public Complaints Commissioner (from July 5, 1998, to July 4, 2005). On May 18, 2006, he received an esteem award from the influential Movement for Quality Government. From 2007 to 2011 he presided over the Goldberg Commission considering Bedouin land rights.
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