Files Found by Chance Shed Light on One of Israel's First Judicial Scandals

Why was Gad Frumkin, an obvious shoo-in for Israel’s first Supreme Court, denied that privilege in the state’s earliest days? The history of that first appointments scandal has just become a little bit clearer.

A five-page document, in German and Hebrew, that was recently discovered in the personal archive of Israel’s first Justice Minister, Pinchas Rosen,...