Courts Ombudsman Supreme Court Justice (ret) Eliezer Goldberg, absolved
the heads of the court administration, on Monday, of any wrongdoing
surrounding the February suicide of Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court judge
The late judge wrote in a suicide note that one of the things that drove
him to kill himself was work overload and Goldberg was asked by Supreme
Court President Dorit Beinisch and Courts Authority head Judge Moshe
Gal to investigate whether he received adequate assistance and support
from his supervisors.
In his investigation, Goldberg met with Benatar’s wife and children, his
colleagues and friends as well as his supervisors. Goldberg wrote that
all the people he spoke with had nothing but good things to say about
Benatar, describing his qualities both as a judge and a man.