Daily Israel Report

Jerusalem Judge Leading Candidate for State Comptroller

Judge Yosef Shapira is the leading candidate to replace State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss, reports say.
By Elad Benari
First Publish: 2/10/2012, 9:32 AM

Micha Lindenstrauss
Micha Lindenstrauss
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Jerusalem District Court Judge Yosef Shapira is the leading candidate to replace State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss, Channel 2 News reported on Thursday.

Lindenstrauss’ term officially ends on July 3, and the report noted that the heads of the major parties in Israel – Likud, Kadima, Yisrael Beiteinu and Shas – have reached an agreement regarding Judge Shapira’s appointment.

66-year-old Shapira holds a master's degree in criminology and was appointed as a judge in the Jerusalem District Court in 2005. Before that he served as a registrar and a judge in the Jerusalem’s Magistrate Court.

Shapira is a retired colonel who served as a judge in the Military Court of Appeals.

Channel 2 quoted some associates of Judge Shapira who said he “good tempered” and “pleasant.” If he is indeed chosen, he will step assume the position this summer.