Elyakim Rubinstein is former Justice and deputy president of the Supreme Court of Israel. Previously, he was attorney-general of Israel (1997–2003); a judge on Jerusalem’s District Court (1995–97); government secretary (1986–94); and deputy Chief of Mission of the Embassy of Israel in Washington D.C. (1985–86). He was a member of the Israeli delegation to the Camp David summit and later proceedings, and chaired Israel’s delegation at the Madrid/Washington peace talks in 1991–93 and the 1994 Israel–Jordan peace treaty. He authored books and articles in Hebrew on the history of the Jewish community in the British Mandate period, on Israel’s Supreme Court, and the Arab–Israeli conflict.

Writing in the Cairo Review