Salim Jubran

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Salim Jubran is a judge on the Israeli Supreme Court. A Palestinian-Israeli Christian, he has served on the Court since 2003, and has been a permanent member since May 2004, becoming the first Israeli Arab to be appointed permanently to the Court (Abd-er-Rahman Zoabi had previously served as a temporary justice for nine months, but was not appointed permanently).

Jubran was born in the German Colony neighborhood of Haifa to a Christian Arab family descended from Lebanese Maronites. He earned a law degree from Jerusalem's Hebrew University, and entered private practice as a lawyer in 1970.

In 1982 he left private practice after 12 years to accept an appointment as a judge on Haifa's Magistrate's Court, where he served for 11 years. In 1993, he was appointed to Haifa's district court, and served in that capacity for another 10 years, following which he was elevated to the Supreme Court as first a temporary and then a permanent judge.

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