Israel's attorney general, a Netanyahu appointee, turns accuser

Avichai Mandelblit is the first attorney general in Israeli history to indict a serving premier.AFP/ Michael Blum, 11/23/2019, 7:59 PM

Justice Minister considers 'committee to investigate prosecutor'

Justice Minister Amir Ohana: 'Is something in what I said wrong? Is what I've described correct? Is that how it should be?'Mordechai Sones, 10/31/2019, 9:10 AM

NGO urges A-G to investigate Barak

Betzalmo asks Attorney General Mandelblit to investigate Barak following derogatory comments against State Comptroller.Hezki Baruch, 8/14/2019, 3:59 AM

Attorney General: 'No persecution, no trumped-up cases'

AG refers to Prime Minister' cases, adheres to claim that there are those trying to delegitimize law enforcement apparatus.Mordechai Sones, 4/29/2019, 9:40 PM

Attorney General finds 'no evidence of prohibited propaganda'

Mandelblit clarifies he has no evidence to substantiate claims Likud operates 'bots network' to disseminate illegal propaganda.Mordechai Sones, 4/2/2019, 5:09 PM

Response to Bennett's demand? Cabinet meeting canceled

Cabinet meeting planned for Wednesday canceled after Bennett calls on AG to instruct PM to immediately convene cabinet.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/31/2019, 11:39 AM

Attorney General: Otzma Yehudit video does not violate law

Mandelblit expresses reservations about video content but rules petition by Arab parties against it be rejected.Mordechai Sones, 3/4/2019, 10:51 PM

Today: AG expected to announce decision on cases against PM

Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit is expected to announce today his decision regarding the corruption cases against Netanyahu.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/28/2019, 8:12 AM

"Our Union Saved the Right Bloc

MK Slomianski, who managed the union's contacts with the prime minister, is convinced that the agreement was the right oneArutz Sheva Staff, 2/25/2019, 4:54 PM

Likud: Investigate ties with Yediot Ahronot

Party asks Attorney General to investigate ties between newspaper and Knesset member elected first place in Labor primary.Mordechai Sones, 2/18/2019, 8:50 PM

The Attorney General's dilemma

Expert tells Arutz Sheva: If A-G intends to publish recommendations in Netanyahu's cases, it is better that it be done as early as possible.Benny Tocker, 2/4/2019, 5:38 AM

Left-wing activists arrested for vandalizing AG's father's grave

After gravestone of Attorney General's Avichai Mandelblit's father was vandalized, left-wing suspects taken into custody.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/27/2019, 8:24 PM

Left and Reform push to fire Tzfat Chief Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu

Meretz MK and Reform Movement Director furious at Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu who met with Pri Ha'aretz yeshiva and attacked judicial system.Mordechai Sones, 1/23/2019, 1:19 PM

Report: AG decides to indict PM for bribery

Attorney general reportedly accepts recommendations of state attorney to submit indictment against Netanyahu. PM's attorneys respond.Uzi Baruch, 1/19/2019, 7:28 PM

Report: Rod Rosenstein to quit when new AG is confirmed

Rod Rosenstein expects to step down as US deputy attorney general when a new attorney general is confirmed, he reportedly told associates.Marcy Oster, JTA, 1/9/2019, 7:08 PM

Attorney General convenes secret meeting

Mandelblit convenes with former senior Justice officials on Netanyahu portfolios: 'Publicizing decision pre-elections our duty to public.'Mordechai Sones, 1/1/2019, 10:38 PM

Likud: 'No one's threatening the Attorney General'

Likud denies Israel Hayom report claiming Likud threatened that if AG decides to try Netanyahu 'he'll be attacked mercilessly'.Mordechai Sones, 12/27/2018, 10:28 AM

State to request extension for DM resignation

Request to postpone Law's entry into force for another four months because of Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman resignation.Mordechai Sones, 11/27/2018, 8:20 PM

AG drafts opinion: 'There is no Palestinian state'

Mandelblit reveals in conversation with students he will issue opinion that Hague court has no authority to discuss conflict.Mordechai Sones, 11/26/2018, 7:37 PM

'If Dina Zilber isn't fired, we're walking out of meetings'

Bennett announces Jewish Home ministers will walk out of government meetings if Deputy AG Zilber participates; 'She's done advising us.'Mordechai Sones, 11/7/2018, 4:02 PM

'Court may end all terrorist home demolitions, don't go too far'

Attorney General hints mass terrorist home demolitions without sticking to Court limitations liable to bring about halt to all demolitions.Mordechai Sones, 10/31/2018, 1:15 PM

Attorney General threatens Chief Rabbinate

AG threatens unless kosher supervisor's wages severed from business owners as Supreme Court ordered, kashrut monopoly will be canceled.Mordechai Sones, 8/15/2018, 2:34 PM

Smotrich: 'Artificial equality is bypassing democracy'

MK informs AG if he does not allow Interior Minister to present position regarding adoption by same-gender couples correctly, he will do so.Mordechai Sones, 7/22/2018, 3:40 PM

Supreme Court: Netanyahu and Mandelblit may continue to meet

Judges rule Attorney General should be trusted and he should be able to maintain 'Chinese Wall' between various roles.Mordechai Sones, 7/22/2018, 11:51 AM

Conservative rabbi recounts arrest over prohibited marriage

Rabbi's early morning arrest for marrying a couple without rabbinate approval caused a media storm.Tzvi Lev, 7/19/2018, 8:12 PM

AG: We won't participate in hearing on 'conflict of interest'

AG instructs law enforcement reps. not to participate in Knesset hearing on Netanyahu case investigator's suspected conflict of interest.Tal Polon, 7/12/2018, 2:07 PM

'Years from now, we'll all regret the major effect this has'

Histadrut Jurist Union Chairman Yitzchak Gordon explains why they emphatically protest proposed law change.Mordechai Sones, 6/27/2018, 2:20 PM

Will Attorney General violate attorney general's instructions?

AG intends to oppose 'Appellant's Law' in Knesset Constitution Committee, directly contradicting Advisor's Directive 1.1005.Mordechai Sones, 6/24/2018, 10:18 AM

AG allows 'deviating from guidelines' for Cohen/Levi name change

Meretz MK complains to AG 'same-sex couples encounter difficulty, even refusal' when seeking to take on partner's surname.Mordechai Sones, 5/24/2018, 1:02 PM

Bills in Ministerial Committee now apply to Judea, Samaria

Twelve government bills to be presented to Ministerial Committee on Legislation include reference to applicability of law to Judea, Samaria.Mordechai Sones, 1/21/2018, 12:53 PM

Likud Minister: Protest against Attorney General was 'terrorism'

Energy Minister calls on police to take action against leftist demonstrators who disturbed AG as he recited mourner's prayer for his mother.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/21/2018, 12:15 PM

MK Moalem: AG's position on Regulation Law 'very troubling'

Jewish Home MK blasts AG's opposition to Regulation Law. 'He should allow government to appoint another AG, or keep quiet.'Hezki Baruch, 11/22/2017, 9:13 PM

Draining the swamp: Bill combating bureaucratic overreach okayed

Proposal to give elected officials control over appointments of senior ministry advisors wins coalition backing.Mordechai Sones, 11/5/2017, 4:12 PM

AG: Law banning investigation of PM 'hurts rule of law'

Attorney General warns that bill, if passed, would turn premiership into 'refuge for criminals'.Hezki Baruch, 10/24/2017, 12:34 PM

Marzel, Ben-Gvir clash with leftists

Nationalist activists clash with leftists at hearing on Petah Tikva demonstrations: 'Freedom of expression isn't only for the extreme left.'Mordechai Sones, 8/24/2017, 3:27 PM

Netanyahu, it seems, must appoint new communications minister

The Attorney General is expected to notify Netanyahu that he cannot return to his position as communications minister.Yedidya Ben Or, 4/2/2017, 9:37 AM

Demolition - only for Arabs who carried out attacks

State submits to Supreme Court supplemental response to Arab family's reciprocity demand to destroy Jewish homes as done to Arab attackers.Reut Hadar, 3/2/2017, 9:42 PM

Will indictment against MK Ghattas be reduced?

MK's lawyers negotiate with prosecutor about reducing sentence in exchange for admission of charges.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/27/2017, 10:25 PM

Senate confirms Trump's attorney general

Senate votes 52-47 to confirm Senator Jeff Sessions as attorney general.Ben Ariel, 2/9/2017, 2:36 AM

Head of IDF Haredi Integration Dep't heckled at Rachel's Tomb

Major Amir Vaknin, the head of the department for integration of haredim in the IDF, was heckled at Rachel's Tomb by extremist haredim.Yoel Domb, 2/1/2017, 7:44 PM

'Land exchanges could provide legal backing for Regulation Law'

Former judge Oded Moderick feels that land exchanges, and not monetary compensation, could confer legitimacy on the Regulation Law.Yoel Domb, 12/8/2016, 11:25 AM

Arutz Sheva report leads to investigation of left-wing activists

Arutz Sheva report about left-wing activists who entered Ramallah and Bethlehem illegally led Attorney General to investigate their conduct.Yoel Domb, 12/7/2016, 6:09 PM

OC Central Command approves absentee properties for Amona

OC Central Command Roni Noma approved the establishment of a caravan site north of Amona on absentee properties., 11/30/2016, 10:40 PM

Amona law: 'We hope it will pass this time'

MKs believe that a new version of the bill to save Amona will bypass issues that caused the Attorney General to reject the previous version.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/2/2016, 5:40 PM

'Leadership by bureaucrats endangers democracy, not Amona law'

Shuli Mualem of Jewish Home rips Attorney General over claim bill to normalize Amona would 'destroy Israeli democracy.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/26/2016, 1:38 PM

'The rule of law is not the rule of the Attorney-General'

In a talk given at a conference held by 'Calcalist' magazine, A-G Mandelblit expounds on his understanding of the office.Ido Ben Porat, 9/14/2016, 2:41 PM

The results are in: Police end investigation against Herzog

Police have turned in their findings against the beleaguered Labor Party leader, who is suspected of taking illegal election donations.Shlom Piotrokofsky, 9/1/2016, 3:42 PM

Attorney General: The public trusts me

As the Constitution Committee calls for more transparency in the Justice Ministry, AG Mandelblit hits back.Uzi Baruch, 7/18/2016, 2:31 PM

Attorney General reveals plan to save Amona

In a meeting with coalition leaders, Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit proposes plan to save embattled Amona - and legalize it.Rachel Kaplan, 7/18/2016, 11:04 AM

MK Smotrich: If Amona falls - so will the coalition

MK Bezalel Smotrich took the Knesset podium today with a warning: the destruction of the town Amona will dissolve the coalition.Rachel Kaplan, 7/11/2016, 10:27 PM

How Weinstein turned the Attorney General into a dictatorship

New Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit has a tough task ahead of him taking back control of a 'hijacked' office, gov't watchdog says.Yoni Kempinski, 2/2/2016, 5:58 PM

Arab leaders threaten violence over house demolitions

Following Attorney General's recommendation to destroy 100 illegal Arab structures, Arab leaders threaten mass violence.Dalit Halevi, 1/31/2016, 8:23 AM

Attorney General approved torture of Duma suspects

Despite denials: sources reveal that Weinstein gave order to torture Jewish suspects 3 weeks ago - without informing Netanyahu.Ari Yashar, 1/1/2016, 12:57 PM

Police to interrogate Prime Minister's wife under caution

Interrogation of Sara Netanyahu will mark first time a serving prime minister's wife questioned by police.Cynthia Blank, 12/28/2015, 3:55 PM

Sara Netanyahu's lawyer tries to convince A-G not to investigate

Despite last minute appeal, Weinstein refused to meet with Sarah Netanyahu's lawyer over household mismanagement.Cynthia Blank, 12/21/2015, 9:00 PM

Hanin Zoabi pleads guilty to calling Arab police traitors

As part of plea bargain, firebrand MK renounces parliamentary immunity and offers apology for insulting public officials.Cynthia Blank, 12/21/2015, 6:35 PM

Netanyahu aide Avichai Mandelblit selected as next A-G

Selection Committee chooses Major General (res.) Avichai Mandelblit, current government secretary, for position.Ido Ben Porat, 12/20/2015, 2:07 PM