Amos Hausner, born 1950, volunteered as a teenager for assistance to sick children of all nations in Jerusalem hospitals. Practiced in a major New York law firm (1977), and is the follower of his father’s law firm, Gideon Hausner (Gideon was the Attorney General of Israel in 1960-1963 and the prosecuting attorney in the trial against Nazi criminal Adolph Eichmann). Amos is on the board of Massuah, International Institute for Holocaust Studies, and formerly on the lay board of FAMRI, Flight Attendants Medical Research Institute (in Miami, Florida), and a member of the Disciplinary Court of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Member of the Zionist Supreme Court (1998-2006). Attorney General of the World Zionist Organization (2006-2010), and legal counsel thereof (2009-2010).
Appears regularly before the Israel Supreme Court. Writes on legal matters for several publications, general and professional. Lectures in Israel and abroad including in the United Nations (2012) on the Eichmann trial, and on constitutional, administrative, legal matters, and on the prevention of smoking.
Set many legal precedents in class action law, and in administrative, contract and tort laws.
Involved in tobacco control since 1983. Was commended and awarded an honorary medal by the World Health Organization in 1994 for his activities and achievements. Drafted several bills, which were enacted by the Knesset, for the reduction of smoking. His innovative ideas are and will be a foundation for many smoking control activities in Israel and worldwide.