George Karra

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George Karra (Arabic: جورج القرا‎, Hebrew: ג׳וֹרְג׳ קָרָא; born 29 May 1952) is an Israeli Arab jurist who currently serves as a judge on the Supreme Court of Israel.

Justice George Karra of the Supreme Court of Israel


George Karra was born to one of the most distinguished Arab Christian families in Jaffa, one of four children. He has three daughters. Karra studied at Terra Sancta primary school and Eshkolot high school in Jaffa. In 1973, he completed his law degree at Tel Aviv University, and opened his own law office in 1975.[1]

Karra was in private practice until 1989, when he was appointed a judge on the Tel Aviv Magistrate’s Court. After 11 years, he was promoted to the Tel Aviv District Court. He was appointed a senior court judge in 2010. Karra was the judge who convicted Israeli President Moshe Katsav of rape.[1] In another high-profile case, he convicted Ofer Nimrodi of illegal wiretapping.[2]

In 2011, he was nominated as a candidate for the Supreme Court of Israel.[2] In February 2017, he was appointed to serve as a judge on the Supreme Court.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Jerusalem Religions".
  2. ^ a b "Judge Who Convicted Moshe Katsav Joins Race for Supreme Court Seat". 1 December 2011 – via Haaretz.
  3. ^ "Four new Supreme Court judges selected". 22 February 2017.