Lithuania-born Barak was a 28-year Supreme Court justice who served as the court’s president from 1995 to 2006. He lifted restrictions on individual petitions to the court and strengthened the judiciary’s authority to protect civil liberties. He also served as attorney general and was a key participant in the peace negotiations with Egypt. He served as the law dean of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
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