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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

New AG enters office - will he counter leftist courts' activism?

Avihai Mandelblit begins his term and says: 'The rule of law is not the rule of the attorney general.' Will he go to bat for the government?Gil Ronen, 2/1/2016, 9:53 PM

AG officially closes investigation into Ehud Barak bribery claim

Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein announces closure of investigation into former Prime Minister Ehud Barak.Matt Wanderman, 1/14/2016, 12:59 PM

Attorney General: Deri's appointment legal, but not appropriate

Weinstein delivers opinion on Shas head returning to Interior Minister post, 22 years after he abused the position and was jailed.Ido Ben-Porat, 1/7/2016, 8:54 PM

'Who is investigating Weinstein's Duma torture orders?'

Movement for Governability and Democracy asks Attorney General: Who's probing your conduct over Duma case torture?Ari Yashar, 1/3/2016, 8:49 PM

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

Barak won't be investigated for comments on Iran strike

Attorney General rules out criminal investigation against former Defense Minister over his comments on a possible Israeli attack on Iran.Elad Benari, 12/30/2015, 6:30 AM

A-G under pressure to file charges against Silvan Shalom

As number of woman accusing Likud minister of sexual harassment steadily rises, Yehuda Weinstein to make final decision on filing charges.Cynthia Blank, 12/20/2015, 9:37 AM

AG approved 'exceptional measures' against Duma suspects

Deputy Attorney General admits security services have approval to use 'exceptional measures' on Jewish terror suspects.Matt Wanderman, 12/14/2015, 2:05 PM

A-G prohibits shooting terrorists once neutralized

Despite unprecedented terror wave, firing shots is a last resort, Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein insists.Hezki Baruch, 10/26/2015, 6:48 PM

Joint List Head: PM Invented 'Blood Libel' Against Arabs

In letter to Attorney General, Ayman Odeh demands Prime Minister be prosecuted for defamation and incitement against Arabs.Hezki Baruch, 10/13/2015, 5:07 PM

PM Turns to A-G to Shut Down Stores of Arabs Who Mocked Victim

Netanyahu has asked the A-G to 'aggressively pursue' ways to close stalls of Arabs who laughed and kicked terror victim Adelle Banita.Yaakov Levi, 10/8/2015, 10:40 AM

Minister: Legal Advisers Won't Run the Country

Culture Min. Regev says Attorney General is out of bounds in refusing to make open fire rules less stringent.Uzi Baruch, 9/21/2015, 1:58 PM

PM: Tougher Penalties on Rock Throwers, By Hook or By Crook

Binyamin Netanyahu is determined to implement harsher penalties against rock throwers, regardless of what AG Weinstein believes or wantsYaakov Levi, 9/20/2015, 10:27 PM

'Real Leader' Weinstein Stymies Minimum Sentence for Rock Terror

Government seeks to set tough minimum sentences, but learns that true authority rests with Attorney General, who has other ideas.Gil Ronen, 9/20/2015, 8:50 PM

Could Israeli Police Use Snipers against Rock-Throwers?

Netanyahu seeks Attorney General's approval to change police open-fire orders, allow use of snipers to pick off violent rioters.Orli Harari, 9/16/2015, 9:08 PM

Shabbat Soccer Debate Far From Resolution, Despite AG's Opinion

With Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein stating that there are no grounds to ban soccer games on Shabbat, the moves to the Knesset.Moshe Cohen, 9/10/2015, 10:48 AM

Vatican to Israel: Arrest Activist for Citing Maimonides

Lehava director Gopshtain targeted in Vatican letter to attorney general, after claiming Jewish law calls to burn churches.Ari Yashar, 8/9/2015, 5:04 PM

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

Attorney General Threatens to Resign Over Death Penalty Law

Yehuda Weinstein reportedly tells associates he will not stay in office if Israel enacts death penalty for terrorists.Ido Ben Porat, 7/13/2015, 4:12 AM

Assault Investigation Reopened Against MK Oren Hazan

Hazan, Ariel city manager and mayor accused of physical altercation in 2010.Ido Ben-Porat, 6/16/2015, 12:10 PM

Donated Torah Scroll Disappears from Knesset

Arutz Sheva reporter shocked to find Knesset has banned scroll dedicated to partisan fighters for being a 'donation.'Eliran Aharon, 6/10/2015, 6:47 PM

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

A-G to Indict Former Labor Chair Ben-Eliezer

A year after allegations surfaced, A-G Weinstein chooses to indict former minister Binyamin (Fuad) Ben-Eliezer for bribery and fraud.Cynthia Blank, 5/31/2015, 9:21 AM

Weinstein to Rabbi Lau: I Hope You're Not Mad at Me

After denying Chief Rabbi outside representation in kashrut fraud case, Attorney General provides semi-apology to Rabbi Lau.Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 5/18/2015, 1:44 PM

A-G: It Will be Difficult to Defend Deri Appointment

Attorney General Weinstein says it will be difficult for him to defend Deri's appointment as Economy Minister to the Supreme Court.Elad Benari, 5/14/2015, 5:16 AM

High Court Rebukes Attorney General over Kashrut Saga

Angered Weinstein refused Rabbinate's request for external representation, High Court orders delay in proceedings for Rabbinate to consult.Ido Ben Porat, Cynthia Blank, 5/13/2015, 1:13 PM

A-G Expected to Challenge Coalition for Technical Reasons

Likud's deals with UTJ, Jewish Home violated Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein's guidelines for coalition talks, news site claims.Tova Dvorin, 5/10/2015, 10:31 AM

'Charlatans Will Trick the Public to Eat Non-Kosher Food'

Chief Rabbi of Gilo tells Arutz Sheva why AG Weinstein's opinion to change the law is a disaster for Judaism and the public.Benny Toker, Ari Yashar, 5/8/2015, 8:21 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

Chief Rabbinate Responds to AG Tampering with Kashrut Laws

Chief Rabbinate source says published opinion to change law and allow unverified private kashrut certificates will not stand.Yishai Karov, Ari Yashar, 5/6/2015, 10:01 AM

Investigation into Shas Voting Fraud Takes Off

After witnesses claimed Shas paid them for votes, the Attorney General and Israel Police have been approached to start an investigation.Tova Dvorin, 4/1/2015, 4:23 PM

Attorney General Grills Police: Why Indict Marzel Now?

Weinstein steps in to find out who decided to file indictment on old case week before elections; Marzel: 'even AG knows this is harassment.'Ari Yashar, 3/12/2015, 3:43 PM

A-G Orders Probe Into PM Residence Spending

A-G orders preliminary investigation into alleged fiscal misconduct at PM's residences, stresses Netanyahu not a suspect.Ben Ariel, 2/27/2015, 2:13 AM

Netanyahu Backtracks on Israel Prize After A-G Reprimand

PM Netanyahu backtracks on earlier decision to disqualify leftist judges from the Israel Prize's Literature Committee.Ben Ariel, Canada, 2/13/2015, 9:50 PM

Polygraph Scrapped for Israel Police Officers

Compromise ruling between Aharonovich, A-G Yehuda Weinstein: officers to sign affidavit claiming no criminal record. Is it enough?Tova Dvorin, 2/13/2015, 2:28 PM

Arab Politicians Get Election Help from US Groups

Is it another attempt by American leftists to interfere in Israeli politics? Channel One broadcasts a revealing news clip.Yaakov Levi , 2/12/2015, 10:03 AM

Weinstein: Labor V15 'Volunteer' Group Seems Legal

Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein will not issue an injunction against the activities of the V15 organization, based on a Likud complaint.Yaakov Levi , 2/11/2015, 6:14 PM

Attorney General Rules Against Barring of Marzel

Petition to block Marzel from Knesset has no 'critical mass of evidence,' says AG Weinstein, recommending to cancel the request.Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 2/11/2015, 3:08 PM

Report: A-G to Support Letting MK Zoabi Run for Knesset

Barring of Zoabi is to be discussed Thursday, but Weinstein reportedly plans to ask for statement to defend radical Arab MK.Shlomo Pyotrkovsky, Ari Yashar, 2/11/2015, 8:27 AM

Details Emerge in Yona Metzger Corruption Scandal

Millions allegedly pocketed through various schemes with organizations, rabbinical councils; A-G opens case to criminal trial.Ido Ben-Porat and Tova Dvorin, 2/10/2015, 2:32 PM

AG Slams Marzel's 'Racist' Refusal to Shake Arab Judge's Hand

Baruch Marzel refused to shake judge Joubran's hand in protest of anti-Israel stance; Weinstein apoplectic over 'evil, racism, extremism.'Ari Yashar, 2/3/2015, 9:50 PM

Attorney General Mulling Trying Zoabi for Incitement

Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein considering placing radical Arab MK on charges of incitement to violence and insulting a public official.Shlomo Pitrikovski and Elad Benari, 1/7/2015, 3:14 AM

'Attorney General Kept Channel 10 Terrorists Afloat'

Attorney Sheftel slams Weinstein's decision to bail out bankrupt Channel 10 'post-Zionist terrorist gang' for another half-year.Benny Toker, Ari Yashar, 1/2/2015, 1:52 PM

Decision on Channel 10 Closure Postponed by Six Months

Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein instructs government to postpone decision on cash-strapped Channel 10 until after the elections.Elad Benari, 12/31/2014, 1:14 AM

Demand: Prosecute Provocative Fashion Show Organizers

Judicial Zionism demands that AG Yehuda Weinstein prosecute the organizers of a fashion show held in a Tel Aviv synagogue.Uzi Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 12/18/2014, 10:43 AM

'Weinstein Has Damaged IDF Soldiers' Reputations'

Bereaved families protest against AG's refusal to file indictment against Muhammad Bakri, filmmaker of libelous film 'Jenin, Jenin.'Uzi Baruch, 12/14/2014, 11:35 AM

State Attny. Supports Indictment Against MK Hanin Zoabi

After High Court trial over Knesset distancing order against Zoabi, indictment has been submitted against her for incitement against police.Yishai Karov, Ari Yashar, 12/9/2014, 8:07 PM

'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

Cabinet to Vote on 'Jewish State' Law Today

Tensions high throughout the political system before monumental vote on 'Jewish State Law'; leftist MKs fume.Tova Dvorin, 11/23/2014, 12:13 PM

Netanyahu: Jewish State Bill Essential for Israel

PM Netanyahu says the Jewish State Law "is essential in order to establish Israel as the nation state of the Jewish people.Hezki Baruch and Ben Ariel, 11/23/2014, 2:37 AM

Jews Take to the Street: 'Don't Hire Arabs'

Demos supporting Ashkelon mayor as debate rages on legality of laying off Arabs for security; Feiglin: 'no Arab workers on IDF bases.'Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 11/20/2014, 10:58 PM

A-G: 'Israel Hayom Bill' is Unconstitutional

Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein tells ministers he will have difficulties defending bill to limit distribution of free newspapers.Uzi Baruch, 11/3/2014, 2:42 AM

State Prosecutor Recommends Criminal Charges Against MK Zoabi

Prosecutor accepts police recommendation; decision to bring radical MK to trial now lies with Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein.Shlomo Pitriokivsky and Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/28/2014, 9:31 PM

AG Demands Clarification on Palestinian Bus Ban

Call for review over decision to bar section of the Palestinian population from Israeli-funded buses sparks fury from MK.Tova Dvorin, 10/27/2014, 8:25 PM

MKs File Incitement Complaint Over Anti-IDF Poster

Legal action taken over hareidi-extremist poster portraying religious soldier as pig; MKs say campaigns constitute incitement to violence.Hezki Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 10/20/2014, 9:33 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