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Israel halts sale of vaccines

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.Shlomo Witty, 25/02/2021 22:03
Barkat: 'I stood stalwartly in face of Attorney General'

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 JewsHezki Baruch, 23/02/2021 19:45
Religious Zionist candidate: The elite don't accept the majority

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.Yoni Kempinski, 22/02/2021 22:54
Avichai Mandelblit: There's no such thing as state of 'Palestine' under international law

Avichai Mandelblit: There's no such thing as state of 'Palestine' under international law

Attorney General refers to decision of Court in the Hague: 'There's no immediate risk to any Israeli.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/02/2021 18:07
Attorney General: 'Decision not to vaccinate prisoners was made without authority'

Attorney General: '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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/01/2021 21:17
Attorney General to Minister Ohana: Inmates should be vaccinated too

Attorney General 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.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 08/01/2021 21:28
Suspicion reservists leaked Minister Gila Gamliel's file

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'.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/10/2020 09:14
'If Netanyahu doesn't fire Mandelblit, he deserves incapacity'

'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.'Hezki Baruch, 29/09/2020 22:41
Tzfat Chief Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu: 'Mandelblit fell for Reform's narrative'

Tzfat Chief Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu: '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.'Shimon Cohen, 07/07/2020 20:50
Proposal: Only MKs to select attorney general

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/05/2020 17:48
AG to Supreme Court: 'Don't disqualify coalition agreement'

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, 05/05/2020 20:21
AG: 'Supreme Court will decide, then I'll express opinion'

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

Mandelblit asks to submit position only if judges discuss issue of forming government.Mordechai Sones, 26/12/2019 14:47
'If we reach Supreme Court, I'm ready for fight'

'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.Mordechai Sones, 17/12/2019 19:19
So this is Netanyahu's reward?

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, 26/11/2019 23:50
Israel's attorney general, a Netanyahu appointee, turns accuser

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, 23/11/2019 19:59
Justice Minister considers 'committee to investigate prosecutor'

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?'Mordechai Sones, 31/10/2019 09:10
NGO urges A-G to investigate Barak

NGO urges A-G to investigate Barak

Betzalmo asks Attorney General Mandelblit to investigate Barak following derogatory comments against State Comptroller.Hezki Baruch, 14/08/2019 03:59
Attorney General: 'No persecution, no trumped-up cases'

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.Mordechai Sones, 29/04/2019 21:40
Attorney General finds 'no evidence of prohibited propaganda'

Attorney General finds 'no evidence of prohibited propaganda'

Mandelblit clarifies he has no evidence to substantiate claims Likud operates 'bots network' to disseminate illegal propaganda.Mordechai Sones, 02/04/2019 17:09
Response to Bennett's demand? Cabinet meeting canceled

Response to Bennett's demand? Cabinet meeting canceled

Cabinet meeting planned for Wednesday canceled after Bennett calls on AG to instruct PM to immediately convene cabinet.Arutz Sheva Staff, 31/03/2019 11:39
Attorney General: Otzma Yehudit video does not violate law

Attorney General: Otzma Yehudit video does not violate law

Mandelblit expresses reservations about video content but rules petition by Arab parties against it be rejected.Mordechai Sones, 04/03/2019 22:51
Today: AG expected to announce decision on cases against PM

Today: AG expected to announce decision on cases against PM

Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit is expected to announce today his decision regarding the corruption cases against Netanyahu.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/02/2019 08:12
"Our Union Saved the Right Bloc

"Our Union Saved the Right Bloc

MK Slomianski, who managed the union's contacts with the prime minister, is convinced that the agreement was the right oneArutz Sheva Staff, 25/02/2019 16:54
Likud: Investigate ties with Yediot Ahronot

Likud: Investigate ties with Yediot Ahronot

Party asks Attorney General to investigate ties between newspaper and Knesset member elected first place in Labor primary.Mordechai Sones, 18/02/2019 20:50
The Attorney General's dilemma

The Attorney General's dilemma

Expert tells Arutz Sheva: If A-G intends to publish recommendations in Netanyahu's cases, it is better that it be done as early as possible.Benny Tocker, 04/02/2019 05:38
Left-wing activists arrested for vandalizing AG's father's grave

Left-wing activists arrested for vandalizing AG's father's grave

After gravestone of Attorney General's Avichai Mandelblit's father was vandalized, left-wing suspects taken into custody.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/01/2019 20:24
Left and Reform push to fire Tzfat Chief Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu

Left and Reform push to fire Tzfat Chief Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu

Meretz MK and Reform Movement Director furious at Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu who met with Pri Ha'aretz yeshiva and attacked judicial system.Mordechai Sones, 23/01/2019 13:19
Report: AG decides to indict PM for bribery

Report: AG decides to indict PM for bribery

Attorney general reportedly accepts recommendations of state attorney to submit indictment against Netanyahu. PM's attorneys respond.Uzi Baruch, 19/01/2019 19:28
Report: Rod Rosenstein to quit when new AG is confirmed

Report: Rod Rosenstein to quit when new AG is confirmed

Rod Rosenstein expects to step down as US deputy attorney general when a new attorney general is confirmed, he reportedly told associates.Marcy Oster, JTA, 09/01/2019 19:08
Attorney General convenes secret meeting

Attorney General convenes secret meeting

Mandelblit convenes with former senior Justice officials on Netanyahu portfolios: 'Publicizing decision pre-elections our duty to public.'Mordechai Sones, 01/01/2019 22:38
Likud: 'No one's threatening the Attorney General'

Likud: 'No one's threatening the Attorney General'

Likud denies Israel Hayom report claiming Likud threatened that if AG decides to try Netanyahu 'he'll be attacked mercilessly'.Mordechai Sones, 27/12/2018 10:28
State to request extension for DM resignation

State to request extension for DM resignation

Request to postpone Law's entry into force for another four months because of Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman resignation.Mordechai Sones, 27/11/2018 20:20
AG drafts opinion: 'There is no Palestinian state'

AG drafts opinion: 'There is no Palestinian state'

Mandelblit reveals in conversation with students he will issue opinion that Hague court has no authority to discuss conflict.Mordechai Sones, 26/11/2018 19:37
'If Dina Zilber isn't fired, we're walking out of meetings'

'If Dina Zilber isn't fired, we're walking out of meetings'

Bennett announces Jewish Home ministers will walk out of government meetings if Deputy AG Zilber participates; 'She's done advising us.'Mordechai Sones, 07/11/2018 16:02
'Court may end all terrorist home demolitions, don't go too far'

'Court may end all terrorist home demolitions, don't go too far'

Attorney General hints mass terrorist home demolitions without sticking to Court limitations liable to bring about halt to all demolitions.Mordechai Sones, 31/10/2018 13:15
Attorney General threatens Chief Rabbinate

Attorney General threatens Chief Rabbinate

AG threatens unless kosher supervisor's wages severed from business owners as Supreme Court ordered, kashrut monopoly will be canceled.Mordechai Sones, 15/08/2018 14:34
Smotrich: 'Artificial equality is bypassing democracy'

Smotrich: 'Artificial equality is bypassing democracy'

MK informs AG if he does not allow Interior Minister to present position regarding adoption by same-gender couples correctly, he will do so.Mordechai Sones, 22/07/2018 15:40
Supreme Court: Netanyahu and Mandelblit may continue to meet

Supreme Court: Netanyahu and Mandelblit may continue to meet

Judges rule Attorney General should be trusted and he should be able to maintain 'Chinese Wall' between various roles.Mordechai Sones, 22/07/2018 11:51
Conservative rabbi recounts arrest over prohibited marriage

Conservative rabbi recounts arrest over prohibited marriage

Rabbi's early morning arrest for marrying a couple without rabbinate approval caused a media storm.Tzvi Lev, 19/07/2018 20:12
AG: We won't participate in hearing on 'conflict of interest'

AG: We won't participate in hearing on 'conflict of interest'

AG instructs law enforcement reps. not to participate in Knesset hearing on Netanyahu case investigator's suspected conflict of interest.Tal Polon, 12/07/2018 14:07
'Years from now, we'll all regret the major effect this has'

'Years from now, we'll all regret the major effect this has'

Histadrut Jurist Union Chairman Yitzchak Gordon explains why they emphatically protest proposed law change.Mordechai Sones, 27/06/2018 14:20
Will Attorney General violate attorney general's instructions?

Will Attorney General violate attorney general's instructions?

AG intends to oppose 'Appellant's Law' in Knesset Constitution Committee, directly contradicting Advisor's Directive 1.1005.Mordechai Sones, 24/06/2018 10:18
AG allows 'deviating from guidelines' for Cohen/Levi name change

AG allows 'deviating from guidelines' for Cohen/Levi name change

Meretz MK complains to AG 'same-sex couples encounter difficulty, even refusal' when seeking to take on partner's surname.Mordechai Sones, 24/05/2018 13:02
Bills in Ministerial Committee now apply to Judea, Samaria

Bills in Ministerial Committee now apply to Judea, Samaria

Twelve government bills to be presented to Ministerial Committee on Legislation include reference to applicability of law to Judea, Samaria.Mordechai Sones, 21/01/2018 12:53
Likud Minister: Protest against Attorney General was 'terrorism'

Likud Minister: Protest against Attorney General was 'terrorism'

Energy Minister calls on police to take action against leftist demonstrators who disturbed AG as he recited mourner's prayer for his mother.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/01/2018 12:15
MK Moalem: AG's position on Regulation Law 'very troubling'

MK Moalem: AG's position on Regulation Law 'very troubling'

Jewish Home MK blasts AG's opposition to Regulation Law. 'He should allow government to appoint another AG, or keep quiet.'Hezki Baruch, 22/11/2017 21:13
Draining the swamp: Bill combating bureaucratic overreach okayed

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, 05/11/2017 16:12
AG: Law banning investigation of PM 'hurts rule of law'

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, 24/10/2017 12:34
Marzel, Ben-Gvir clash with leftists

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, 24/08/2017 15:27
Netanyahu, it seems, must appoint new communications minister

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, 02/04/2017 09:37
Demolition - only for Arabs who carried out attacks

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, 02/03/2017 21:42
Will indictment against MK Ghattas be reduced?

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, 27/02/2017 22:25
Senate confirms Trump's attorney general

Senate confirms Trump's attorney general

Senate votes 52-47 to confirm Senator Jeff Sessions as attorney general.Ben Ariel, 09/02/2017 02:36
Head of IDF Haredi Integration Dep't heckled at Rachel's Tomb

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, 01/02/2017 19:44
'Land exchanges could provide legal backing for Regulation Law'

'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, 08/12/2016 11:25
Arutz Sheva report leads to investigation of left-wing activists

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, 07/12/2016 18:09
OC Central Command approves absentee properties for Amona

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., 30/11/2016 22:40