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A-G urges Supreme Court to reject petition against Netanyahu forming government

A-G urges Supreme Court to reject petition against Netanyahu forming government

A-G Mandelblit says there is no reason to change court decision from last year that Netanyahu trial does not disqualify him from being PM.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/04/2021 16:41
Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef to Avichai Mandelblit: 'Freeze ruling allowing hametz in hospitals'

Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef to Avichai Mandelblit: 'Freeze ruling allowing hametz in hospitals'

Chief Rabbi Yosef asks Attorney General Mandelblit to prevent implementation of ruling allowing desecration of Passover in hospitals.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/03/2021 15:07
A-G: ICC has no jurisdiction to investigate Israel

A-G: ICC has no jurisdiction to investigate Israel

Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit says he is prepared to deal with any consequences of the ICC's investigation against Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/03/2021 02:02
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
Avichai Mandelblit: International Criminal Court lacks any jurisdiction over Israel

Avichai Mandelblit: International Criminal Court lacks any jurisdiction over Israel

Attorney General Mandelblit says ICC 'lacks any jurisdiction' over Israel, 'no sovereign Palestinian state exists.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/02/2021 19:37
Investigation against Shabak officials suspected of beating terrorist closed

Investigation against Shabak officials suspected of beating terrorist closed

Attorney General closes investigation of Shin Bet interrogators in case of terrorist who murdered Rina Shnerb.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/01/2021 11:47
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
Mandelblit says goodbye to Nissenkorn: 'Defender of judiciary'

Mandelblit says goodbye to Nissenkorn: 'Defender of judiciary'

Farewell ceremony held for former Justice Minister Avi Nissenkorn as he leaves office and Blue and White.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/01/2021 13:15
Attorney General to Supreme Court; My position is binding on Netanyahu

Attorney General to Supreme Court; My position is binding on Netanyahu

Attorney General Mandelblit says his position on Netanyahu's conflicts of interests is binding on the prime minister.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/11/2020 18:50
'Ministers must stop cooperating with Mandelblit'

'Ministers must stop cooperating with Mandelblit'

Political system reacts with fury after MK Miki Zohar interrogated over comments he made about attorney general.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/11/2020 16:51
Likud MK Miki Zohar investigated for extortion, making threats

Likud MK Miki Zohar investigated for extortion, making threats

Police question MK Zohar in case of threats against the attorney general in what Zohar calls 'a sad day for our democracy.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/11/2020 15:40
Hundreds of protesters call on AG Mandelblit to quit

Hundreds of protesters call on AG Mandelblit to quit

Hundreds protest arrest of Attorney General's neighbors for making critical comments of him on the street.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/11/2020 11:17
Mandelblit to Netanyahu: These are your conflicts of interest

Mandelblit to Netanyahu: These are your conflicts of interest

Attorney General instructs PM to transfer authority related to Justice Ministry and police appointments to another minister.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/11/2020 20:36
'You spoke to the Attorney-General? You're under arrest'

'You spoke to the Attorney-General? You're under arrest'

A flippant comment tossed out on a street in Petah Tikva got Erez Nesimi arrested.Nitzan Keidar, 25/10/2020 22:31
A-G apologizes to former State Attorney following leaked recordings

A-G apologizes to former State Attorney following leaked recordings

A-G Avichai Mandelblit apologizes to State Attorney Shai Nitzan for contents of recordings published by Channel 12 News.Ben Ariel, 16/10/2020 04:10
Netanyahu will not be investigated in Submarine Affair

Netanyahu will not be investigated in Submarine Affair

Attorney General says not enough evidence and too much time has passed to investigate PM for shares scandal related to Submarine Affair.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/10/2020 21:35
MK Miki Zohar: I didn't really threaten Mandelblit - but he should go

MK Miki Zohar: I didn't really threaten Mandelblit - but he should go

Zohar adds that "Judiciary is rotten to the core, with prosecutors stitching up cases."Hezki Baruch, 14/10/2020 14:02
MK Zohar: Mandelblit must resign and cancel indictments against PM

MK Zohar: Mandelblit must resign and cancel indictments against PM

Following publication of private conversations, Zohar claims a lot more could come out, information that could "put Mandelblit behind bars."103 FM, 14/10/2020 11:03
A magic carpet ride over the anti-Netanyahu protests

A magic carpet ride over the anti-Netanyahu protests

The arrogant outburst at Ethiopian poice officers by a leftist ret. IDF officer is typical of those who think they own the country. Op-ed.Caroline Glick, 11/10/2020 10:35
Will Likud minister face criminal investigation over lockdown violations?

Will Likud minister face criminal investigation over lockdown violations?

Attorney General mulls whether police should open criminal investigation of Likud minister for lockdown violations and apparent cover up.David Rosenberg, 06/10/2020 13:22
'Attorney General is invested in Netanyahu's political assassination'

'Attorney General is invested in Netanyahu's political assassination'

Internal Security Minister Amir Ohana sharply attacks AG Mandelblit, 'All his prestige and future depends on Netanyahu's conviction.'Mordechai Sones, 01/09/2020 21:45
Attorney General to appeal ruling against demolishing terrorist's home

Attorney General to appeal ruling against demolishing terrorist's home

A-G Avichai Mandelblit will file for another hearing after Supreme Court blocks demolition of home of terrorist who killed soldier.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/08/2020 16:57
Netanyahu to Mandelblit: Your inaction makes my and my family's blood cheap

Netanyahu to Mandelblit: Your inaction makes my and my family's blood cheap

Prime Minister Netanyahu writes furious letter to Attorney General Mandelblit demanding he act against calls for violence against his familyArutz Sheva Staff, 11/08/2020 17:34
A-G vs minister on threats to PM

A-G vs minister on threats to PM

Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit accuses Minister Amir Ohana of 'false accusations' following letter over threats to Netanyahu family.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/07/2020 18:37
Rabbi David Lau: 'Praying in synagogues on holidays depends on keeping guidelines today'

Rabbi David Lau: 'Praying in synagogues on holidays depends on keeping guidelines today'

Israeli Chief Rabbi David Lau talks about coronavirus restrictions, upcoming fast days, and whether synagogues will be open during holidays.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/07/2020 22:56
Women Torah scholars in Israel can take accreditation exams, attorney general says

Women Torah scholars in Israel can take accreditation exams, attorney general says

Israeli Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit rules that Chief Rabbinate must open up rabbinic tests to women.Marcy Oster, JTA, 01/07/2020 07:07
A-G Mandelblit considers investigating Coronavirus Cabinet leaks

A-G Mandelblit considers investigating Coronavirus Cabinet leaks

Attorney General says he will consider PM's request to investigate leaks of Shin Bet chief's remarks from Coronavirus Cabinet.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/06/2020 17:36
Attorney General: We will continue to act fearlessly

Attorney General: We will continue to act fearlessly

Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit responds to PM Netanyahu's criticism of the legal system.Ben Ariel, 25/05/2020 04:11
Ayelet Shaked: 'Netanyahu supported Avichai Mandelblit. He'll regret that.'

Ayelet Shaked: 'Netanyahu supported Avichai Mandelblit. He'll regret that.'

MK Shaked criticizes AG Mandelblit for opposing change to AG selection process, says PM Netanyahu will 'regret' supporting Mandelblit.103FM, 20/05/2020 14:20
Threats made against Attorney General Mandelblit

Threats made against Attorney General Mandelblit

Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit files police complaint after receiving numerous threats by phone.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/05/2020 19:32
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: Netanyahu may form government

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, 30/04/2020 14:54
A-G approves making Tomb of the Patriarchs accessible

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, 20/04/2020 17:46
Edelstein: My conscience will not let me fulfill court order

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, 25/03/2020 17:16
INTO THE FRAY: Why Netanyahu must not step down

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, 20/03/2020 09:59
Justice Minister Ohana shows his mettle

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, 06/03/2020 00:06
Shaked: Attorney General Mandelblit won't block annexation in Judea and Samaria

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, 29/01/2020 09:40
A-G: Annexation? We must maintain restraint

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, 29/01/2020 06:41
Bribes, fraud, and breach of trust: Netanyahu indictment submitted to Jerusalem court

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, 28/01/2020 13:59
A-G: Yazbak can run for the Knesset

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, 28/01/2020 00:19
A-G demands explanations from MK Yazbak

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, 27/01/2020 04:28
AG Mandelblit: Jerusalem municipality overstepped bounds by removing pro-family ads

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, 21/01/2020 12:21
AG: International Criminal Court has no jurisdiction in Israel

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, 20/12/2019 14:31
Mandelblit: 'No point' in forcing PM to resign

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, 08/12/2019 10:05
'Something rotten in how judiciary handled PM's investigations'

'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, 04/12/2019 11:07
INTO THE FRAY: Israel's legal establishment - merited mistrust? 

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, 01/12/2019 07:56
Cutting through all the nonsense after the indictments

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, 29/11/2019 12:36
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
Mandelblit: Prosecutor's Office not in conflict with Netanyahu

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, 26/11/2019 19:10
50 attorneys call on AG to reject anarchists' request

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, 26/11/2019 10:34
Attorney General: PM not required to step down

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, 25/11/2019 19:57
Mandelblit expected to permit Netanyahu to continue as 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, 25/11/2019 00:02
AG forms team to probe legal queries in wake of PM's indictment

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, 24/11/2019 18:09
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
New poll shows New Right would win six seats

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, 23/11/2019 19:15
'The Attorney General is honest and acted professionally'

'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, 22/11/2019 12:18
Really, just a shame how some Israelis consume the best of our own

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, 22/11/2019 10:00