Israel Bar Association President Doron Barzilay
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Jerusalem and Los Angeles, July 18 - Joseph Zernik, PhD, of Human Rights Alert (NGO) has filed a repeat request with the Israel Bar Association for registration of Ethics Complaints against Attorneys Yoram HaCohen and Amit Ashkenazi. 
The original Ethics Complaints, for Fraud and Breach of Loyalty, were filed on July 2, 2012 with the Jerusalem and Tel Aviv regional offices.  Both offices have so far failed to confirm the registration of the Complaints. Today's request has been again forwarded to the Jerusalem and Tel Aviv offices, and also copied to the Central Committee of the Israeli Bar Association and to the Bar's President, Attorney Doron Barzilay.
Today's request asks that in case the Bar does not provide confirmation of the registration of the Complaints, the respective Regional Ethics Committees, the Central Committee, and/or President Doron Barzilay disclose, who were the individuals, who made the decision not to register the complaints, in what capacities, and the legal foundation for such decisions.
The Complaints allege that the two attorneys engaged in Breach of Loyalty and Fraud on the People of the State of Israel, relative to their conduct in implementing the Electronic Signature Act (2001).
The Electronic Signature Act (2001) stipulates that a Magistrate Judge shall be appointed by the Minister of Justice to oversee the integrity of the system. The reports, which are the basis for the Complaints, document that the two attorneys conducted business on behalf of the office of Registrar of Certifying Authorities with no lawful authority at all. [3,4,5] As part of such conduct, during years which were critical for the implementation of the Act, Attorneys HaCohen and Ashkenazi established standards, issued contracts, engaged in enforcement, and most significantly, established ComSign, LTD, (a subsidiary of CocDa) as the sole Certifying Authority of digital signatures in Israel.
Both ComSign's founding CEO and his current successor are listed as veterans of the Israeli Intelligence Services, Unit 8200.
The case has wide implications relative to the integrity of legal records of the State of Israel.
Independent evidence shows falsification of records in various courts of the State of Israel:
- The Israeli Bar Association recently filed a Judicial Disciplinary Complaint against the Vice President of the Tel Avid District Court, Judge Vardah AlSheikh, for the falsification of a transcript of proceedings in her court. Judge Vardah AlSheikh has been handling some of the key cases in banking and corporate regulation in Israel in recent years. 
- Haaretz daily published a couple of years ago report detailing the falsification of court records in the Detainees' Courts. 
- The Human Rights Alert report also documents numerous cases of falsification of judicial records of the Supreme Court of the State of Israel. 
The 2010 State Comptroller report documents that two large US-based corporations - IBM and EDS - were engaged in the implementation of the new electronic record systems of the Israeli courts, where contract was issued with no bidding, with no specifications, and with no core supervision by State employees, all in violation of the law and regulations of the State of Israel. 
The 2012 Human Rights Alert submission to the United Nations  concludes that the findings hold serious implications relative to local socioeconomic trends, banking regulation, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict:
1. The validity of any legal public records, originating in the courts of the State of Israel should be re-assessed;
2. Nations, including but not limited to those, who are parties to the Hague Apostille Convention (1961), should re-assess any faith and credit, given to legal public records originating in the courts of the State of Israel;
3. Attempts to address the crisis would likely be compounded by conflicts of rivaling security, legal, and financial groups.
The submission recommends that major efforts should be made to address what amounts to a constitutional crisis in a nation with no constitution:
1. The electronic records systems of the courts should be examined and repaired by Israeli computing/legal experts, under accountability to the legislature.
2. A Truth and Reconciliation Commission should be established relative to events surrounding the 2002 death of Supreme Court Chief Clerk Shmaryahu Cohen and the role of the judiciary in implementation of the invalid, false and deliberately misleading electronic record systems in the courts;
3. No court of any nation should be permitted to develop and implement its own electronic record systems.
LINKS: 12-07-18 Request filed with the Israeli Bar Association to duly register Ethics Complaints against Attorneys HaCohen, Ashkenazi, alternatively, disclose the foundation for the refusal to register the Complaints.
 12-07-02 PRESS RELEASE: Israel Bar Association asked to investigate ethics complaint against Attorneys Yoram HaCohen, Amit Ashkenazi, re: fraud in implementing electronic signatures of the State of Israel
 12-06-25 PRESS RELEASE: Hijacking of the Digital Seal of the State of Israel
 12-05-21 Criminal complaint filed against Attorneys YORAM HACOHEN and AMIT ASHKENAZI of the Ministry of Justice of the State of Israel, relative to fraud in the electronic legal record systems of the State of Israel
 12-06-04 Human Right Alert's Appendix to Submission; 15th UPR Working Group Session (Jan-Feb 2013) - State of Israel: Integrity, or lack thereof, of the electronic record systems of the courts of the State of Israel
 12-04-10 The Judge Alsheikh Affair – “Reconstructed Transcript” in the Tel-Aviv District Court _ Globe
 11-02-08 Dana Weiler: Court issues ruling, withquotes, from nonexistent hearing - Haaretz
 10-00-00 State of Israel - Ombudsman's Report 60b, Ministry of Justice Computerization (2010) p 693 Et Seq