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

Investigation opened against officer who neutralized terrorist

Attorney General's Office initiates proceedings against policeman for stopping Mahane Yehuda stabber last month.Uzi Baruch, 12/13/2015, 5:33 PM

A-G Approves Use of Snipers Against Jerusalem Rock-Throwers

Amid increased violence in the capital, Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein approves use of Ruger .22 rifles against terrorists.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/17/2015, 9:06 AM

Will Attorney General Retain 'Superpowers'?

Report: PM intends to block Justice Minister's attempt to separate Attorney General's powers from Government Legal Advisor's.Ido Ben Porat, 8/6/2015, 6:46 PM

Former Supr. Court Head to Lead Search for New Attorney General

Former Supreme Court Head Asher Grunis announces that he will lead the committee to choose next attorney general.Matt Wanderman, 7/4/2015, 10:04 PM

Danon Demands to Ban Arab MK from Future Knesset Run

Science Minister urges A-G to deem Gaza 'hostile territory' thereby preventing flotilla-participating MK from running in next elections.Hezki Baruch, 6/28/2015, 11:31 AM

Shaked Stresses: I Won't Be a Rubber Stamp

New Justice Minister may not be able to pass laws curbing High Court's power, but she will be directly involved in search for new A-G.Cynthia Blank, 6/4/2015, 10:09 AM

AG: Healthy or Not, We're Going After Ben-Eliezer

Former MK and government minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer is likely to be indicted for fraud, bribery, and money-laundering.Moshe Cohen, 6/3/2015, 8:16 PM

Knesset, A-G Call to Reject Yesh Atid Petition

Formal response to Yesh Atid bid to block Cabinet expansion notes that the party has objected prematurely, involves High Court needlessly.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, 5/11/2015, 9:26 AM

Rabbi Lau: Beware AG's 'Fake Rabbi Kashrut' Proposal

A proposal by the Attorney General could cause grievous damage to kosher consumers, Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi David Lau said.Moshe Cohen, 5/6/2015, 5:06 PM

MK Regev Demands Attorney General Investigate Herzog

Following report on Herzog breach by paying private company to campaign against Yechimovich, Regev calls for urgent investigation.Ari Yashar, 3/13/2015, 10:31 AM

Ben-Gvir: Marzel Charges 'Stink of Election Tampering'

'If important why wasn't it filed a year ago?" attorney asks state attorney on indictment a week before elections.Moshe Cohen, 3/11/2015, 8:14 PM

Bennett: Take Power Away from Courts, Give Back to MKs

In new campaign video, Naftali Bennett says reforms are needed to restore the primacy of the country's legislative branch.Moshe Cohen, 3/4/2015, 10:42 AM

'The Attorney General Broke the Law with Livni Propaganda'

Movement for Governability and Democracy calls on Netanyahu to act, after Weinstein gives election plug for Hatnua head.Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 12/4/2014, 10:52 PM

Attorney General: 'No Grounds' for 'BibiTours' Investigation

Criminal investigation into Prime Minister's travel expenses axed due to insufficient evidence; PMO has sued news site for libel.Uzi Baruch, Tova Dvorin, 9/4/2014, 10:15 PM

Minister Shalom's Sexual Harassment File Likely to be Closed

Police investigation finishes, file on 15-year-old charges raised week after president candidacy expected to be closed.Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 3/25/2014, 9:38 PM

Canada: Telling Jews 'Get Out Or You're Dead' Isn't A Hate Crime

Ontario Attorney General rules that man calling for Jews in Jerusalem to 'get out or be shot' at large rally didn't commit hate crime.Dalit Halevi, Ari Yashar, 2/3/2014, 12:22 PM

Lieberman Threatens to Go to Supreme Court Over Leaks to Media

MK Avigdor Lieberman threatens to turn to the Supreme Court unless an investigation is launched into leaks from his interrogation.Elad Benari, 4/25/2013, 2:46 AM

Attorney General Rejects Request to Investigate MK Zoabi

A-G rejects a request to launch an against MK Zoabi for saying Jews have no right to live in security because they are “occupiers”.Elad Benari, 3/1/2013, 3:43 AM

AG: Lieberman Probe Complete Within Weeks

Deputy AG Noa Mishur says the mutating 13+ year probe into FM Avigdor Lieberman will be complete 'within weeks'Gabe Kahn, 4/30/2012, 8:57 PM

Lawyers: Time to Throw the Book at Abusers of Animals

Penalties for animal cruelty may be increased substantially, the Attorney General said.David Lev, 2/21/2012, 12:15 AM

Hearings on Lieberman Indictment Begin

The Attorney General has begun a two-day round of hearings to allow FM Avigdor Lieberman to answer corruption allegationsGabe Kahn., 1/17/2012, 8:45 PM

Comptroller: A-G, Police Closing Cases Without Cause

State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss charges that police and prosecutors are closing cases "for no good reason."Gabe Kahn., 12/12/2011, 10:24 PM

State: Arabs Cannot Prove Ownership in Migron

State attorneys are arguing Migron should be saved because no evidence has been provided that neighboring Arabs own the land.Gabe Kahn., 11/18/2011, 12:14 PM

Att'y General On Temple Mount To See Anti-Jewish Discrimination

Att'y Gen. Yehuda Weinstein visited the Temple Mount to see for himself if police officers discriminate against Jewish worshippers.They did.Elad Benari, 7/28/2011, 7:48 AM

Coalition Chairman Says Mazuz Must Go

MK Ze'ev Elkin believes Attorney General Mazuz's outspoken opposition to a reduction of his authority means Mazuz must step down.Maayana Miskin, 11/8/2009, 9:49 PM