Former Judge and State Comptroller, Micha Lindenstrauss, Dies at 82

Lindenstrauss was an aide to Shimon Peres when he was minister, and served as state comptroller from 2005 to 2012

Micha Lindenstrauss in 2012.
David Bachar

Former judge and State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss passed away on Thursday at age 82.

His funeral will be held on Friday at 12:30 P.M. at Sde Yehoshua Cemetery in Haifa.

Lindenstrauss was born in 1937 in Berlin and came to Israel in 1939. In 1965, he was appointed a military prosecutor and legal adviser in the military, and two years later he qualified as a lawyer. From 1970 to 1972 he served as a judge in the Sothern Command and Armored Corps regional military court, and served as an aide to Shimon Peres when he was appointed the minister responsible for the Palestinian territories.

Lindenstrauss was appointed a judge in 1972, serving on the Traffic Court, and later served in the Magistrate’s Court and the District Court. He was appointed the president of the Haifa District Court in 1999. He was elected State Comptroller in 2005 and served until the end of his term in 2012.

He was honored with the “Knight of Quality Government” award by the Movement for Quality Government in Israel in 2009 for his actions as state comptroller, and in 2012 he was honored by Ometz nonprofit for his work. In 2013, he was chosen as the chairman of the local branch of Transparency International.