Mishael Cheshin, Israeli judge, died at 79

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8765ertyu788uy7t6Mishael Cheshin, born on February 16, 1936 in Beirut, Greater Lebanon and died September 19, 2015 of cancer.

Mishael was an Israeli Justice who served in the Supreme Court of Israel from 1992 to 2006.

Shneor Cheshin is the son of Mishael Cheshin, who served as a Justice on the Israeli Supreme Court in the early days of the state.

His wife, Ruth Cheshin was the founding president of the Jerusalem Foundation. They had three children.

Prior to his appointment as a Supreme Court justice, Mishael served 16 years in the Justice Ministry, culminating with a stint as deputy-attorney general from 1974-1978.

He then entered private practice for 14 years, before being appointed to the Court.

While serving as chairman of Israel’s Central Election Commission, Mishael suspended broadcasts of a press conference held by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon as a violation of election law.

On September 19, 2015, Mishael Cheshin died at the age of 79 from cancer.

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