Bar Association leaders call for TA judge's ousting

Move comes after ombudsman upholds complaint that Alshech significantly altered protocols of case.

June 11, 2012 04:13
Judge Varda Alshech

Judge Varda Alshech 370. (photo credit: Israel Judicial Branch)


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


Bar Association district leaders called on Sunday for Judge Varda Alshech to be ousted from her post as deputy president of the Tel Aviv District Court.

The call came after Judge (Emeritus) Eliezer Goldberg, the ombudsman for complaints against judges, upheld a complaint that Alshech substantially altered the protocols to a case.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.

The Bar Association filed a complaint against Alshech in 2011 after a lawyer who had taken part in a hearing before the judge regarding a company liquidation identified differences between the protocol he received immediately after the hearing and another copy he received months later.

In a rare press conference in Tel Aviv on Sunday, Bar Association district chairmen called on Justice Minister Yaakov Neeman to accept the ombudsman’s report on Alshech with a view to bringing her term in office to an end.

Bar Association officials present at the press conference were Jerusalem District chairman attorney Asher Axelrod; attorney Yosef Haham, chairman of the Haifa District; Southern District chairman attorney Danny Alyagon; Northern District chairman attorney Khaled Zo’abi and Tel Aviv District chairman attorney Efi Nave.

The district leaders said they decided to collaborate because of the importance of the affair.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

August 31, 2014
Rioting resumes throughout east Jerusalem Saturday night