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Maimon graduated from Blich High School in Ramat Hen, Ramat Gan. In 1984, he became a member of the Golani Brigade, before attaining the rank of Company Commander at the school for Section Commanders. He is a Major in the Israeli reserves, and an Officer in the operations branch of the Northern Infantry.
Maimon is also a lawyer, and has worked as one since 1993. He worked at the firm Haberman, Dovev, Stern and Partners, became a partner in January 1999 until his appointment as Government Secretary. He has much experience in counselling and providing presentations before legal tribunals.
Between 1993 and 1994 he served as a legal assistant to Dr. Suzy Navot, then presiding judge of the Supreme Tribunal of the College of Management Academic Studies. He holds an LL.B. from the Academic Track of the College of Administration Law School in Tel Aviv. He was an honours student in the first two years of his study there.
Israel Maimon has also written numerous reviews of articles and new books relating to law.
On 19 June 2002, he became Legal Adviser to the Prime Minister before swiftly being appointed Government Secretary on 4 March the following year. He was in charge of a committee to find a new head of Lishkat Hakesher, the liaison bureau, after Zvi Magen resigned. He stepped down from his position as Cabinet Secretary on 1 July 2007; Prime Minister Ehud Olmert appointed Oved Yehezkel to replace him.
Maimon is divorced and a father of three.
- "Israel: Cabinet Secretary Maimon Meets With Greek Orthodox Patriarchate Officials". IPR Strategic Business Information Database. 11 May 2005.
- Israel Maimon – 2003–2007. www.pmo.gov.il