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.Mordechai Sones, 5/5/2020, 8:21 PM

AG: Netanyahu may form government

Mandelblit says difficulties raised in petition against coalition deal do not constitute sufficient grounds for judicial intervention.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/30/2020, 2:54 PM

A-G approves making Tomb of the Patriarchs accessible

Attorney General Mandelblit approves plan to make Hevron holy site accessible to the disabled.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/20/2020, 5:46 PM

Edelstein: My conscience will not let me fulfill court order

Outgoing Knesset Speaker refuses to carry out Supreme Court order to convene vote on his successor after announcing his resignation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/25/2020, 5:16 PM

INTO THE FRAY: Why Netanyahu must not step down

In stark contrast to Netanyahu, Ehud Olmert was indicted on existing interpretation of the law, no “creative” precedents were needed to prosecute him, there were no claims of selective prosecution, or allegations of police investigatory misconduct.Dr. Martin Sherman, 3/20/2020, 9:59 AM

Justice Minister Ohana shows his mettle

Justice Minister Ohana came down hard on a staff member who agreed to address an organization that has given awards to those who act against Israel. Is this a sign of things to come? Sheri Oz, 3/6/2020, 12:06 AM

Shaked: Attorney General Mandelblit won't block annexation in Judea and Samaria

AG won't block annexation of parts of Judea and Samaria, Shaked believes, adding that fears of Arab reprisals are overblown.Hezki Baruch, 1/29/2020, 9:40 AM

A-G: Annexation? We must maintain restraint

Attorney General Mandelblit commented on the possibility of Israel annexing areas of Judea and Samaria in accordance with Trump plan.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/29/2020, 6:41 AM

Bribes, fraud, and breach of trust: Netanyahu indictment submitted to Jerusalem court

AG Mandelblit submits indictments against PM Netanyahu to court, paving the way for trial.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/28/2020, 1:59 PM

A-G: Yazbak can run for the Knesset

Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit says Balad MK can run for the Knesset after she clarified she didn't call for violence against soldiers.Elad Benari, 1/28/2020, 12:19 AM

A-G demands explanations from MK Yazbak

Attorney General asks Joint List MK to explain statement she made from which support for harm to IDF soldiers may be implied.Ben Ariel, 1/27/2020, 4:28 AM

AG Mandelblit: Jerusalem municipality overstepped bounds by removing pro-family ads

AG Avichai Mandelblit says Jerusalem municipality overstepped bounds when removing 'anti-LGBT' signs ahead of 2019 'Pride Parade.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/21/2020, 12:21 PM

AG: International Criminal Court has no jurisdiction in Israel

Israel's Attorney General rules that the ICC in The Hague has no jurisdiction to rule on legality of Israeli 'settlements' in Judea, SamariaArutz Sheva Staff, 12/20/2019, 2:31 PM

Mandelblit: 'No point' in forcing PM to resign

A-G responds to petition to force Netanyahu to resign, says such a move impossible while transition government continues.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/8/2019, 10:05 AM

'Something rotten in how judiciary handled PM's investigations'

Zionist watchdog Im Tirtuz calls for disciplinary actions against State Prosecutor Shai Nitzan.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/4/2019, 11:07 AM

INTO THE FRAY: Israel's legal establishment - merited mistrust? 

To “anyone but a rabid “Bibiphobe”, the Netanyahu indictments appear transparently contrived, indeed, a thinly veiled attempt at a legalistic coup, creating a sense of unease that Israel’s legal establishment is being exploited for political ends. Dr. Martin Sherman, 12/1/2019, 7:56 AM

Cutting through all the nonsense after the indictments

The charges on which Netanyahu has been indicted are absolutely non-indictable in a democracy like the United States. Major legal scholars like Prof. Alan Dershowitz, Nathan Lewin, and Prof. Avi Bell have laid it out so clearly — and so often. Rabbi Prof. Dov Fischer, 11/29/2019, 12:36 PM

So this is Netanyahu's reward?

When things look too good, worry. We had barely begun to rejoice over Trump's decision on Judea and Samaria when the the Attorney General dropped a bomb on Netanyahu. Jack Engelhard, 11/26/2019, 11:50 PM

Mandelblit: Prosecutor's Office not in conflict with Netanyahu

A-G: Unacceptable that state attorneys forced to go around with security guards because of Netanyahu investigations.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/26/2019, 7:10 PM

50 attorneys call on AG to reject anarchists' request

Attorneys urge Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit to reject request from anarchists accused of organizing riots against IDF forces.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/26/2019, 10:34 AM

Attorney General: PM not required to step down

A-G states no legal basis to force PM out of office despite indictments for fraud, bribery, and breach of trust.Gary Willig, 11/25/2019, 7:57 PM

Mandelblit expected to permit Netanyahu to continue as PM

Attorney General expected to decide that Binyamin Netanyahu can continue to serve as Prime Minister after indictments were filed.Elad Benari, 11/25/2019, 12:02 AM

AG forms team to probe legal queries in wake of PM's indictment

The Movement for the Quality of Gov't is the first to petition the Supreme Court to force the PM to resign and others are sure to follow.Sara Rubenstein, 11/24/2019, 6:09 PM

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

New poll shows New Right would win six seats

Most Israelis believe Netanyahu cannot continue as PM, but 35% believe he can.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/23/2019, 7:15 PM

'The Attorney General is honest and acted professionally'

Ayelet Shaked defends Attorney General after Netanyahu indicted. 'Even if we don't agree with the decision, it was handled professionally.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/22/2019, 12:18 PM

Really, just a shame how some Israelis consume the best of our own

The indictments, clearly anticipated, are the result of cynical politicians, despicable prosecutors who do not have the basic professionalism to reschedule a family vacation at a moment of historical import, and a holier-than-thou justice system.Rabbi Prof. Dov Fischer, 11/22/2019, 10:00 AM

Indictment fever, Trump to Netanyahu

Prof. Alan Dershowitz wrote that the case against Netanyahu is spurious, so never mind the Leftist lawyerly talk. It is the same thing, with the same intention - to bring down a leader. Jack Engelhard, 11/22/2019, 6:11 AM

Israel v. Netanyahu - the full indictment

A-G decides to indict Netanyahu for offenses of taking a bribe, breach of trust in Case 4000, and breach of trust in Cases 1000 and 2000.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/22/2019, 12:36 AM

Mandelblit: A sad day for Israel and for me'

A-G explains 'difficult' deicison to indict sitting Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.Gary Willig, 11/21/2019, 7:33 PM

Netanyahu charged with bribery, fraud and breach of trust

Mandelblit decides to prosecute the PM for bribery in Case 4000, and fraud and breach of trust in Cases 1000 and 2000.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/21/2019, 6:32 PM

Mandelblit to make announcement on Netanyahu indictments tonight

Attorney General to speak to press at 7:30 Israel time after making decision on whether to indict PM Netanyahu.Gary Willig, 11/21/2019, 5:12 PM

A-G reaches decision on Netanyahu's cases

Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit could publish decision on indictments in Netanyahu's cases as soon as Thursday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/21/2019, 2:03 AM

A-G requests additional checks in Case 4000

Report: Mandelblit asked to re-examine publications on Walla! website and correspondence between PM's associates and the site's owner.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/18/2019, 12:19 AM

The improper conducting of the Netanyahu investigation

Leaking information from an investigation is a criminal act that harms the essence of due process. So why has it not been stopped from happening throughout the Netanyahu investigations? Nachi Eyal, Legal Forum, 11/3/2019, 2:43 PM

INTO THE FRAY: Democracy devoid of the demos?

Former Justice Minister, the late ‘Tommy’ Lapid: “…the legal system in Israel is being undermined by an over-zealous State Prosecutor’s Office, that is losing esteem and credibility with each additional trial…”Dr. Martin Sherman, 11/1/2019, 7:52 AM

Final day of PM's pre-election hearing ends

PM's attorneys given until end of Sukkot to submit written summaries of their oral arguments before decision on indictment.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/7/2019, 8:58 PM

Netanyahu faces key day in bid to remain Prime Minister

First day of Netanyahu's pre-indictment hearings set for Wednesday, as Prime Minister mulls returning mandate to form government.Mike Smith, AFP, 10/2/2019, 7:07 AM

PM's pre-indictment hearings to be spread out over 2 weeks

Pre-indictment hearing for Netanyahu to be broken up into multiple hearings with hours of testimony over course of 2 weeks, reports say.Marcy Oster, JTA, 9/29/2019, 3:58 PM

AG slams PM for requesting broadcast of his indictment hearing

Attorney General rebuffs PM's call for his pre-indictment hearing be broadcast live. 'This hearing is not meant to convince the public.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/26/2019, 8:27 PM

Netanyahu's hearing proceedings begin

A-G receives main points of Netanyahu's defense team, with the hearing itself set to take place in two weeks.Ben Ariel, 9/19/2019, 4:03 AM

NSC head briefed Election Chair to postpone elections for war

National Security Council head met last week with Election Committee Chair saying Israel preparing to embark on Gaza military operation.Mordechai Sones, 9/16/2019, 5:46 PM

Report: AG slammed the brakes on Gaza operation

PM Netanyahu wanted to launch major Gaza operation - but AG Mandelblit stopped him, report says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/16/2019, 12:55 PM

'If Netanyahu gets voted out, it will be a disaster for Israel'

Fox News host Mark Levin lauds Trump-Netanyahu relationship as a high point in US-Israel relations. 'Bibi is enormously popular in the US'.Yoni Kempinski, 9/15/2019, 9:25 PM

Smotrich to Netanyahu: Stand firm against Attorney General

Transportation Minister calls on PM to ignore Mandelbit's warning not to normalize Jordan Valley town days before election.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/15/2019, 12:42 PM

Weekly Report: 15th week of second Israeli election campaign

Only a few more days to go and while things are happening, they are not heating up.Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld, 9/13/2019, 1:41 PM

AG looks to block PM's plan to normalize Jordan Valley town

Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit claims Netanyahu legally barred from normalizing legal status of Israeli town during election season.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/12/2019, 8:31 PM

PM: We will not allow elections to be stolen

Attorney General advises government not to pass legislation allowing cameras at polling stations. Netanyahu vows to push legislation anyway.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/4/2019, 8:49 PM

Mandelblit: Leaking investigations - not electioneering

AG claims publishing material from Prime Minister investigations on news channels does not meet definition of campaign propaganda.Mordechai Sones, 9/2/2019, 10:20 PM

An event with separate seating? The municipality decides

Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit establishes temporary guidelines for municipal events with separate seating.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/22/2019, 8:53 PM

Aryeh Deri to be indicted?

State Attorney recommends Interior Minister Aryeh Deri be indicted on corruption charges, urging AG to file indictment.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/15/2019, 11:01 PM

AG Mandelblit's neighbors rally against constant protests

The constant protests outside Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit's home are disturbing his neighbors' lives.Sara Rubenstein, 8/15/2019, 8:41 PM

Attorney General calls to disqualify Marzel and Gopstein

A-G Mandelblit says Otzma candidates should not be allowed to run for Knesset, allows party leader Ben-Gvir and rest of list to run.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/13/2019, 10:28 PM

Mandelblit: Disqualify Marzel and Gopstein

Attorney General reportedly to recommend disqualifying Otzma Yehudit leaders from running in Knesset elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/12/2019, 10:06 PM

Investigation launched over harassment of AG

Police say they have opened investigation due to "repeated harassment in recent days" against Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/7/2019, 5:39 PM

AG backs petition against Afula park banning Arab non-residents

A petition against Afula by a leftist NGO claims that it is discriminating against Arabs by not allowing non-residents to use its park.Sara Rubenstein, 7/12/2019, 12:32 PM

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/13/2019, 3:26 PM