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Justice Minister extends state of emergency in the courts

Justice Minister Amir Ohana extends state of emergency in the courts until March 22.

Justice Minister extends state of emergency in the courts

Will Netanyahu's trial be postponed?

Justice Minister announces state of emergency in the courts, which may affect the start of Netanyahu's trial on Tuesday.

Will Netanyahu's trial be postponed?

Justice Minister Ohana shows his mettle

Justice Minister Ohana shows his mettle

Justice Minister bans official from left-wing conference

Amir Ohana bans Justice Ministry official from attending conference of radical left-wing organization, 'Ministry must maintain neutrality.'

Justice Minister bans official from left-wing conference

MK Amir Ohana: Netanyahu's victory should be unequivocal

'The primaries are stimulating great enthusiasm on the ground. I believe that this will be reflected in the general elections as well.'

MK Amir Ohana: Netanyahu's victory should be unequivocal

Acting State Prosecutor withdraws candidacy

Orly Ben Ari-Ginsberg removes candidacy for the post of Acting State Prosecutor following criticism over the appointment.

Acting State Prosecutor withdraws candidacy

Supreme Court freezes appointment of state prosecutor

At the last moment, Israel's Supreme Court steps in to freeze appointment of interim State Prosecutor, after Justice Minister appoints her.

Supreme Court freezes appointment of state prosecutor

Justice Minister selects interim state prosecutor

Defying Attorney General's opposition, Justice Minister Amir Ohana taps deputy prosecutor Orly Ginsberg to serve as state prosecutor.

Justice Minister selects interim state prosecutor

Justice Minister Amir Ohana: I don't regret even one word

The Justice Minister responds to a lawsuit filed against him by state witness Nir Hefetz.

Justice Minister Amir Ohana: I don't regret even one word

Witness in Netanyahu investigation sues Justice Minister

State witness in Case 4000, for which PM was indicted, sues Justice Minister Ohana for revealing details of the case.

Witness in Netanyahu investigation sues Justice Minister

'Proud to stand by Netanyahu'

Justice Minister: Binyamin Netanyahu is not corrupt. A host of public figures have previously faced charges - and have been acquitted.

'Proud to stand by Netanyahu'

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?'

Justice Minister considers 'committee to investigate prosecutor'

Russian hacker to be extradited to the US

Justice Minister signs order extraditing Aleksey Burkov to the US despite Russian pressure.

Russian hacker to be extradited to the US

Justice Min: Prosecution destroyed many public figure's careers

Justice Minister: 'Attorney within prosecutor's office sets agenda according to political agenda and becomes political actor.'

Justice Min: Prosecution destroyed many public figure's careers

Justice Minister announces special press conference

"No further details will be provided until 6 pm," Minister Ohana's office says, refusing to reveal what the press conference will address.

Justice Minister announces special press conference

Mother of Naama Issachar meets with Justice Minister

Yaffa Issachar reportedly gets message that Russian hacker's extradition to US will apparently take place.

Mother of Naama Issachar meets with Justice Minister

Russian hacker: Do not approve my extradition

Russian hacker appeals to Justice Minister Amir Ohana, asks him not to approve his extradition to the US.

Russian hacker: Do not approve my extradition

Assessment: The Russian hacker will be extradited to the US

Justice Minister Amir Ohana expected to sign extradition order in the coming days against Russian hacker Alexei Burkov in the United States.

Assessment: The Russian hacker will be extradited to the US

Justice Minister: I hope US will intervene for Naama Issachar

"I suppose the US has an interest that Naama not sit in Russian prison," Minister Ohana says, noting her dual US-Israel citizenship.

Justice Minister: I hope US will intervene for Naama Issachar

This is what Naama Issachar said just before her arrest

New recording reveals Israeli woman's phone conversation just prior to her arrest by Moscow police.

This is what Naama Issachar said just before her arrest

The Justice Minister asks advice from the general public

Justice Minister Amir Ohana asks the public to weigh in on a question about sensitive information that got leaked to the media.

The Justice Minister asks advice from the general public

'Why are leftists afraid of cameras to prevent voter fraud?'

Justice Minister pushes back on criticism of Camera Law. 'Nothing to fear if you're not counting on fraud.'

'Why are leftists afraid of cameras to prevent voter fraud?'

Interior, justice ministers revoke terrorists' residencies

Ministers Deri and Ohana agree to revoke permanent residency rights of 2 terrorists involved in murderous attacks.

Interior, justice ministers revoke terrorists' residencies

Ayelet Shaked: 'We're at a point where ministers can't move'

Shaked: 'Supreme Court decision to freeze appointment of new Justice Min. Director-General negates law allowing normal government function.'

Ayelet Shaked: 'We're at a point where ministers can't move'

Supreme Court freezes appt. of Justice Ministry Director-General

'Col. (res.) Attorney Ofir Cohen is one of the most fitting appointments in the government ministries,' says Justice Minister Ohana.

Supreme Court freezes appt. of Justice Ministry Director-General

Minister Ohana dismisses Ministry Director favoring confidante

Justice Minister decides to fire attorney Emi Palmor who served in position for years.

Minister Ohana dismisses Ministry Director favoring confidante

New Justice Minister calls to rein in judicial overreach

Justice Min. Ohana: I still want decisions to be made in Knesset, and not by a body which was not voted on and which I believe harms itself.

New Justice Minister calls to rein in judicial overreach

Report: Minister Ohana asked for a more expensive car

New minister reportedly twice asked to replace his car with one that is used by ministers - a Toyota Land Cruiser jeep.

Report: Minister Ohana asked for a more expensive car

A-G rips Justice Minister: Obeying the court is not a choice

Attorney General Mandelblit joins Chief Justice in criticism Justice Minister Ohana for suggesting some court decisions should be ignored.

A-G rips Justice Minister: Obeying the court is not a choice

'Obeying the law is more important than obeying court rulings'

MK Smotrich attacks Supreme Court Chief Justice Hayut for criticism of Justice Minister Ohana. 'Comments must be viewed with severity.'

'Obeying the law is more important than obeying court rulings'

Supreme Court Chief Justice rebukes Justice Minister

Esther Hayut in unprecedented statement against Justice Minister Amir Ohana, 'Between this worldview and anarchy - the road is short.'

Supreme Court Chief Justice rebukes Justice Minister

'Judiciary is less democratic'

New Justice Minister Amir Ohana explains approach to legal system at ceremony to certify new lawyers.

'Judiciary is less democratic'

'Why attack Netanyahu?'

Sources close to Jewish Home chair back Netanyahu's decision to appoint Amir Ohana justice minister, call on Smotrich to stop attacking PM.

'Why attack Netanyahu?'

Smotrich: Netanyahu discriminates against us

National Union leader reacts to snub by PM. 'Netanyahu doesn't treat other partners the way he treats religious Zionists.'

Smotrich: Netanyahu discriminates against us

PM picks Amir Ohana to replace Shaked as Justice Minister

PMO announces Likud MK Amir Ohana will serve as acting Justice Minister until next elections after Netanyahu fires Shaked and Bennett.

PM picks Amir Ohana to replace Shaked as Justice Minister

'A historic victory for Netanyahu'

MK Amir Ohana blasts Blue and White leaders: They called the prime minister a traitor and that continues even after the elections.

'A historic victory for Netanyahu'

Factor Law for Residents approved by Knesset Committee

Law approved despite Israel Bar Association opposition, who intends to petition Supreme Court if law is approved later this week as planned.

Factor Law for Residents approved by Knesset Committee

'Picking Prime Minister can't be left to the president'

Likud MK supports law obligating president of Israel to tap head of largest party to form government.

'Picking Prime Minister can't be left to the president'

'Is Rivlin the president - or a politician?'

Amid president's criticism of clause allowing for Jewish-only communities, special committee convenes over Nationality Law.

'Is Rivlin the president - or a politician?'

Coalition disconcertion over orientation discrimination

Opposition manages to pass proposal prohibiting sexual disorientation discrimination. MKs Amir Ohana and Meirav Ben-Ari support bill.

Coalition disconcertion over orientation discrimination

'Trump made a Churchillian decision on Iran'

MK Amir Ohana says US withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal shows Trump closest ally Israel has ever had in the White House.

'Trump made a Churchillian decision on Iran'

IDF officer at leftist conference: 'Absurd'

MK Ohana responds to Judea and Samaria Legal Advisor participation at left-wing organization seminar.

IDF officer at leftist conference: 'Absurd'

Watered-down version of 'Nationality Law' passes first reading

Bill to enshrine Israel's Jewish character as Basic Law advances after clause calling on courts to consider Jewish Law removed.

Watered-down version of 'Nationality Law' passes first reading

Bill calls for day to recognize pre-State underground groups

'This law will preserve their heritage and will thank them on behalf of all the citizens of Israel.'

Bill calls for day to recognize pre-State underground groups

Bill revoking residency for terrorists advances

Bill submitted after Supreme Court rules Interior Minister cannot revoke residency of terrorists.

Bill revoking residency for terrorists advances

Right and left protest in Petah Tikva

Leftists protest Attorney General's handling of Netanyahu interrogation, and Likud supporters protest their protest.

Right and left protest in Petah Tikva

Likud MK demands coalition back adoption by LGBT couples

Likud MK demands state change position on same-sex adoption. Welfare Minister says he intends to reconsider issue.

Likud MK demands coalition back adoption by LGBT couples

'Elderly man who shot burglars is a hero, he deserves a medal'

Likud MK and chair of Gun reform lobby praises 82-year old Holocaust survivor who shot Arab burglars who broke into his house, killing one.

'Elderly man who shot burglars is a hero, he deserves a medal'

'Ministers are silent as haredi soldiers are attacked'

Likud MK slams haredi leaders for standing by and allowing incitement and violence against haredi IDF soldiers.

'Ministers are silent as haredi soldiers are attacked'

'Professors who encourage boycotts should be fired'

Likud MK supports letter from students at the Ben-Gurion University who called for an end to the politicization at the university.

'Professors who encourage boycotts should be fired'

Mahmoud Abbas - 'A terrorist in a suit'

Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee considers bill to cut funding to PA over terrorist stipends. 'Time for words to become action.'

Mahmoud Abbas - 'A terrorist in a suit'

'There are limits even to freedom of speech'

MKs and residents call on religious kibbutz to cancel event with radical group Breaking the silence. 'Their words are used by anti-Semites.'

'There are limits even to freedom of speech'

'Arab-Israeli conflict cannot be solved in Washington or Paris'

Israeli lawmakers discuss US-Israel relationship at town-hall meeting in Boston. 'We are the ones that live or die with the consequenses.'

'Arab-Israeli conflict cannot be solved in Washington or Paris'

'The US is closer than ever to moving embassy to Jerusalem'

Likud MK says US embassy move will prompt other countries to relocate their embassies; says PM will keep his promise to Amona residents.

'The US is closer than ever to moving embassy to Jerusalem'

Law against national service in foreign-funded NGO's passes

Knesset passes law ending national service in foreign government funded NGOs that undermine the state..

Law against national service in foreign-funded NGO's passes

'Ticking time bombs must be stopped'

Likud MK presents 'Shlissel law' to restrict actions of convicted murderers after prison release.

'Ticking time bombs must be stopped'

'This isn't about occupation - it's a clash of civilizations'

Likud MK Amir Ohana says free world must set aside differences, form united front in 'clash of civilizations' against radical Islam.

'This isn't about occupation - it's a clash of civilizations'

Bill to stop national service for foreign-funded NGOs advances

Bill to prevent organizations which receive most of their funding from foreign governments from receiving national service benefits advances

Bill to stop national service for foreign-funded NGOs advances

'We need to go back to the days of defending ourselves'

MK Amir Ohana (Likud) joined up with "Hashomer Hahadash," which works to help ranchers protect their livestock from theft.

'We need to go back to the days of defending ourselves'

Police: Farmer who killed Palestinian fired in self-defense

Police have sided with a farmer who shot at three Palestinian burglars trying to steal his truck - and killed one.

Police: Farmer who killed Palestinian fired in self-defense