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Case against Joint List MK dropped despite inciting video

Ayman Odeh will not be investigated despite making a video calling for Arabs to desert Israeli security forces.

Case against Joint List MK dropped despite inciting video

Knesset subcomittee to meet today to decide how to judge Hamas

The meeting will include Justice Minister Levin and the Attorney General, and deal with alternatives to the normal criminal justice system.

Knesset subcomittee to meet today to decide how to judge Hamas

New law to give sweeping powers to ISA

Proposed legislation would see the ISA receive even more access to citizens' information, but does not include any legal oversight.

New law to give sweeping powers to ISA

A-G: Threats of dismissal won't deter me

Attorney General Gali Baharav-Miara responds to criticism from Justice Minister over her refusal to represent govt. to Supreme Court.

A-G: Threats of dismissal won't deter me

MK Rothman: 'Comittee may impeach the Attorney General'

The Constitution Committee chairman says that the investigation into the Pegasus spyware may lead to charges against the Attorney General.

MK Rothman: 'Comittee may impeach the Attorney General'

Interior Minister slams Ben-Gvir over 'rights' comment

Minister Moshe Arbel calls for more moderate approach to recent controversies following Ben-Gvir's right to live' comment.

Interior Minister slams Ben-Gvir over 'rights' comment

Justice Minister to use private council for reasonableness case

Yariv Levin will not be represented by the Attorney General to defend the reasonableness standard law.

Justice Minister to use private council for reasonableness case

Memory lapse by former Attorney General

Former Attorney General Menachem Mazus claims that no one has tried to block Ayalon Highway before - but what about the Disengagement Law?

Memory lapse by former Attorney General

Likud MK withdraws bill reducing AG's powers

MK Eli Dallal is canceling his bill 'in a genuine spirit of trying to find compromise.'

Likud MK withdraws bill reducing AG's powers

Likud: Bill to split powers of attorney general not on agenda

Power to prosecute Cabinet ministers would be transferred from attorney general to state attorney under proposed legislation.

Likud: Bill to split powers of attorney general not on agenda

Regulating ministerial legal advisors: the end of democracy?

The absolute powers of government legal advisors are not enshrined in law, but were introduced by former Chief Justice Aharon Barak.Op-ed.

Regulating ministerial legal advisors: the end of democracy?

AG assigned maximum threat level

Security sources claim that a combination of events has made Israel's Attorney General the most threatened individual in the country.

AG assigned maximum threat level

Pass the Judicial Reform already! Please...

If the government had passed all the Judicial Reform 3 months ago, people by now would know that the hubbub was ridiculous. Op-ed.

Pass the Judicial Reform already! Please...

'Right hasn't ruled since the founding of the State'

'There are almost no top officials who hold right-wing beliefs; more than half of the nation supports Likud,' Min. Amsalem says.

'Right hasn't ruled since the founding of the State'

A-G accused of discrimination in protest arrests

Ministers Ben-Gvir and Levin denounced the Attorney General for her selective policy in enforcement against protesters.

A-G accused of discrimination in protest arrests

Ben-Gvir: 'AG opposing administrative arrests is irresponsible'

Itamar Ben-Gvir denounced the opposition of the Attorney General to the use of administrative detention against heads of crime families.

Ben-Gvir: 'AG opposing administrative arrests is irresponsible'

'We cannot and will not normalize serious criminal conduct'

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg says former President repeatedly made false statements on New York business records.

'We cannot and will not normalize serious criminal conduct'

AG rips PM's speech, demands he recuse himself in judicial reform

Despite passage of law barring Attorney General from forcing PM to recuse himself, AG demands Netanyahu not intervene in judicial reform.

AG rips PM's speech, demands he recuse himself in judicial reform

Court releases man suspected of threatening A-G

The 45-year-old suspect from Tiberias was detained for questioning on suspicion of inciting violence against Attorney General Baharav-Miara.

Court releases man suspected of threatening A-G

Remove Aryeh Deri from government

Gali Baharav-Miara has instructed the Prime Minister to find alternative ministers to replace Deri following Supreme Court ruling.

Remove Aryeh Deri from government

Government legal counsel will not be binding

MK Simcha Rothman's bill delineates authority of Attorney-General, ministry legal advisers.

Government legal counsel will not be binding

A-G to oppose appointment of Deri as minister

Attorney General expected to oppose in Supreme Court Deri's appointment and the amendment of the law that made this possible.

A-G to oppose appointment of Deri as minister

Netanyahu meets with Attorney General Baharav-Miara

After not being invited to the government's celebratory first meeting, Attorney General Gali Baharav-Miara meets with PM Netanyahu.

Netanyahu meets with Attorney General Baharav-Miara

Incoming government to strip attorney general of veto power

Proposed legislation would drastically reduce the attorney general's influence on future laws.

Incoming government to strip attorney general of veto power

Virginia AG calls on educators to combat campus antisemitism

Jason Miyares says campus harassment of Jewish students is un-American, anti-constitutional, and against 'very core of our ideals.'

Virginia AG calls on educators to combat campus antisemitism

'The Attorney General advises, she cannot give me orders'

Designated minister of National Security: A-G and her predecessors think that the politicians need to ask for their approval.

'The Attorney General advises, she cannot give me orders'

Coalition to split Attorney General post in two

The incoming government will split the position, currently held by Gali Baharav-Miara, into two: Attorney General and Prosecutor General.

Coalition to split Attorney General post in two

Ben-Gvir to AG: Stop appointments of senior police officers

The designated National Security Minister sent the Attorney General an urgent letter demanding all police appointments stop for now.

Ben-Gvir to AG: Stop appointments of senior police officers

'Appropriate to bring Lebanon agreement for Knesset approval'

Gali Baharav-Miara recommends that Lapid bring maritime border agreement to Knesset for approval, but does not obligate him to do so.

'Appropriate to bring Lebanon agreement for Knesset approval'

Despite the transition government - senior appointments continue

The Attorney General allows the appointment of legal advisers to government ministries. Civil Service Commission concurs.

Despite the transition government - senior appointments continue

New Israeli att'y general must reexamine Netanyahu’s indictment

This is the only way to begin, just begin, restoring the public's trust in the legal system. Op-ed.

New Israeli att'y general must reexamine Netanyahu’s indictment

Cabinet okays appointment of Baharav-Miara as Attorney General

Gali Baharav-Miara formally appointed Attorney General of Israel, replacing Avichai Mandelblit.

Cabinet okays appointment of Baharav-Miara as Attorney General

Committee recommends three candidates for A-G

Search committee recommends three candidates to replace Avichai Mandelblit.

Committee recommends three candidates for A-G

Justice Minister to receive final 3 candidates for next A-G

Nomination committee to make final decision on candidates to succeed Avichai Mandelblit as attorney general.

Justice Minister to receive final 3 candidates for next A-G

Protestors send flowers to Attorney General

Flowers, balloons, and a thank you note signed 'Israel Police' were sent to the Attorney General's residence shortly before Shabbat.

Protestors send flowers to Attorney General

Trump blasts Georgia call probe: ‘This is not the American way’

Trump denounces a Georgia DA's investigation into a call he made to the attorney general regarding the results of the 2020 election.

Trump blasts Georgia call probe: ‘This is not the American way’

Likud MK demands criminal probe of Attorney General Mandelblit

MK Shlomo Karhi says calls for prosecution of Attorney General after leak of recording in which the Attorney General condemned Netanyahu.

Likud MK demands criminal probe of Attorney General Mandelblit

Gideon Sa'ar postponing split of Attorney General's role

Justice Minister's plan to split the role of the Attorney General will be delayed at least until early 2022.

Gideon Sa'ar postponing split of Attorney General's role

Attorney General Mandelblit prays at Rachel's Tomb

Israel's Attorney General arrives at Rachel's Tomb to pray in honor of his grandson's Bar Mitzvah.

Attorney General Mandelblit prays at Rachel's Tomb

Sa'ar to split A-G's duties before end of Mandelblit's term

Incoming Minister of Justice will speed up the move along with legislation that will regulate the status of the Attorney General.

Sa'ar to split A-G's duties before end of Mandelblit's term

High Court: PM must heed AG opinion on conflict of interest

Court rules "the Attorney General's opinion on legal issues is binding on the government and its authorities."

High Court: PM must heed AG opinion on conflict of interest

Bennett, Sa’ar and Israel’s legal tyrants

Bennett and Sa'ar hope the att'y general will stop the leader they cannot best at the polls. If he does,elections will be irrelevant.Op-ed

Bennett, Sa’ar and Israel’s legal tyrants

Israel halts sale of vaccines

A complaint from the Attorney General and Security Minister has temporarily frozen the Prime Minister's plans to sell surplus vaccines.

Israel halts sale of vaccines

Barkat: 'I stood stalwartly in face of Attorney General'

MK Barkat speaks during tour of Kfar haShiloah and Kfar HaTemanim about struggle to populate houses purchased in these neighborhoods by Jews

Barkat: 'I stood stalwartly in face of Attorney General'

Religious Zionist candidate: The elite don't accept the majority

Watch: Attorney Simcha Rottman explains his party's plans to fight illegal infiltration and limit the power of the Supreme Court.

Religious Zionist candidate: The elite don't accept the majority

AG: 'No such thing as state of "Palestine" in international law'

Attorney General refers to decision of Court in the Hague: 'There's no immediate risk to any Israeli.'

AG: 'No such thing as state of "Palestine" in international law'

'Decision not to vaccinate prisoners was made without authority'

Avichai Mandelblit states in opinion submitted to Supreme Court that Ohana's decision not to vaccinate prisoners violated their rights.

'Decision not to vaccinate prisoners was made without authority'

A-G to Minister Ohana: Inmates should be vaccinated too

Deputy A-G tells Internal Security Minister his directive not to vaccinate prisoners was given without authority. Ohana fires back.

A-G to Minister Ohana: Inmates should be vaccinated too

Suspicion reservists leaked Minister Gila Gamliel's file

IDF suspects military personnel entered epidemiological test database and leaked details of Minister Gamliel, causing 'unusual incident'.

Suspicion reservists leaked Minister Gila Gamliel's file

'If Netanyahu doesn't fire Mandelblit, he deserves incapacity'

'Anyone who thus belittles the 1.5 million voters who elected him, allows AG to humiliate, trample him is simply not worthy of their trust.'

'If Netanyahu doesn't fire Mandelblit, he deserves incapacity'

Tzfat Chief Rabbi: 'Mandelblit fell for Reform's narrative'

On allowing women to take rabbinate exams: 'We favor Torah study for women, but AG directive stems from Reform. He didn't even speak to us.'

Tzfat Chief Rabbi: 'Mandelblit fell for Reform's narrative'

Proposal: Only MKs to select attorney general

MKs Ayelet Shaked and Shlomo Karai submit bill to remake committee to select attorney general to include only Knesset members.

Proposal: Only MKs to select attorney general

AG to Supreme Court: 'Don't disqualify coalition agreement'

AG announces following Likud/Blue & White clarification, no reason to rule coalition agreement or any of its clauses should be invalidated.

AG to Supreme Court: 'Don't disqualify coalition agreement'

AG: 'Supreme Court will decide, then I'll express opinion'

Mandelblit asks to submit position only if judges discuss issue of forming government.

AG: 'Supreme Court will decide, then I'll express opinion'

'If we reach Supreme Court, I'm ready for fight'

Justice Minister Amir Ohana makes clear Attorney Orly Ben Ari Ginsberg will be appointed Deputy State Prosecutor, even if petition is filed.

'If we reach Supreme Court, I'm ready for fight'

So this is Netanyahu's reward?

So this is Netanyahu's reward?

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

Avichai Mandelblit is the first attorney general in Israeli history to indict a serving premier.

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

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'

NGO urges A-G to investigate Barak

Betzalmo asks Attorney General Mandelblit to investigate Barak following derogatory comments against State Comptroller.

NGO urges A-G to investigate Barak

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.

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