Judge Elyakim Rubinstein

24 March 2019

AWARD’S REASON

In Appreciation of his lifetime work as Judge and Man of Peace, Who helped to shape the Peace Treaties with Egypt and Jordan.

Elyakim Rubinstein (Hebrew: אליקים רובינשטיין‎, born June 13, 1947) is a former Vice President of the Supreme Court of Israel. Beforehand, he served as the Attorney General of Israel from 1997 to 2004. Rubinstein, a former Israeli diplomat and long-time civil servant, has had an influential role in that country’s internal and external affairs, most notably in helping to shape its peace treaties with Egypt and Jordan.
Born in Tel Aviv and raised in Givatayim, he graduated the Tzieltin religious high school in Tel Aviv and earned his bachelor’s (1969) and master’s (1974) degrees from Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Rubinstein launched a career in law, serving as a legal advisor to the ministries of Defense and Foreign Affairs during the mid-1970s. His diplomatic career started in 1977, as from then through 1979 he was a member of Israel’s delegation to the peace talks with Egypt that led to the signing of the Camp David Accords between the two countries. Upon their completion, he became in 1980 an assistant director-general of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in charge of implementing the normalization of relations with Egypt. Biography