Former Israeli Supreme Court judge Eliyahu Winograd died on Saturday at the age of 91. “Judge Eliyahu Winograd was a legal lighthouse whose contribution to the security of Israel was enormous,” Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said in a tweet.







Eliyahu Winograd

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Eliyahu Winograd, a former Israeli Supreme Court judge who headed the state investigation into the 2006 Second Lebanon War, passed away on Saturday at the age of 91.

Winograd was born in Tel Aviv in 1926. He received his license to practice law in 1952. In 1975, he was appointed as a Tel Aviv District Court judge and less than a decade later, he became the president of the court. In the 1980s, he became a Supreme Court justice.

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman eulogized Winograd on Twitter. “Judge Eliyahu Winograd was a legal lighthouse whose contribution to the security of Israel was enormous,” he tweeted. “The commission reports that he headed will continue to guide us also in the future.”