Meir Shamgar

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Person.png Meir Shamgar  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(judge, soldier)
Bornמאיר שמגר
Gdańsk, Poland
Died18 October 2019 (Age 94)
Alma materHebrew University of Jerusalem, University of London
Parents • Eliezer Sterenberg
• Dina Sterenberg

Meir Shamgar (מאיר שמגר) became a Brigadier-General, military advocate general and legal advisor to Ministry of Defense 1968-75) and later justice of the Supreme Court 1975-1995(?)

Jerusalem Conference

Shamgar was chairman of the 6th session (on "Proposed Countermeasures for the Democratic World") of the seminal 1979 Jerusalem Conference on International Terrorism.

Shamgar Commission

In 1995, Meir Shamgar lead the enquiry into the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin. And from the outset, the Shamgar Commission was plagued by conflicts of interest and questions of impartiality. Shamgar himself had served for many years as Judge Advocate General of the Israeli army and maintained ties to the military establishment. He was also a close personal friend of the Rabin family. Shamgar was joined on the panel by Zvi Zamir, former head of the Mossad, and Professor Ariel Rosen-Zvi, dean of Tel Aviv University law school. Professor Rosen-Zvi was in the advanced stages of cancer at the time and died a few weeks after the commission's final report.


Event Participated in

Jerusalem Conference on International Terrorism2 July 19795 July 1979Israel
The birthplace of the "War on Terror" doctrine, "a major international forum for the movement against détente".
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