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Ben-Gvir calls to split AG position from government

Justice Minister refuses to discuss bill which would grant responsibility for prosecution to State Attorney instead of to Attorney General.

Ben-Gvir calls to split AG position from government

Knesset Approves:

Greater legal aid for Holocaust survivors

A new amendment will grant survivors free legal representation in a variety of fields with no need to prove financial eligibility.

Greater legal aid for Holocaust survivors

Supreme Court appointments:

Justice Min. supports Yitzhak Amit as Chief Justice?

Justice Min. Levin offers compromise on Supreme Court appointments, paving the way for Yitzhak Amit to become Chief Justice.

Justice Min. supports Yitzhak Amit as Chief Justice?

Two gov. ministers disqualify promotion of judge

Ministers Levin and Strock disqualify judge’s promotion, because she commuted the punishment of Arab rioters during Operation Guardian of the Walls.

Two gov. ministers disqualify promotion of judge

Justice Minister:

Supreme Court mustn't issue controversial ruling during wartime

Justice Min. Levin blasts Supreme Court for ruling on judicial reform: 'Act responsibly during wartime, don't create deep rift in nation.'

Supreme Court mustn't issue controversial ruling during wartime

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

Justice Minister Levin:

'I'm not dealing with the judicial reform now'

Justice Minister Yariv Levin spoke about his efforts to establish an emergency government.

'I'm not dealing with the judicial reform now'

Levin causes controversy with municipal candidate endorsement

Justice Minister draws criticism after praising the Likud candidate for the Herzliya mayoral race.

Levin causes controversy with municipal candidate endorsement

Due to disagreements with Levin:

Hayut cancels retirement ceremony at President's Residence

Chief Justice decides retirement ceremony will not take place due to Levin's refusal to convene Judicial Selection Committee.

Hayut cancels retirement ceremony at President's Residence

Justice Minister:

'If I had the power to fire the A-G, I'd do it immediately'

Minister Levin says Attorney General Baharav-Miara's positions are too extreme even for the Supreme Court.

'If I had the power to fire the A-G, I'd do it immediately'

Minister Levin:

'Court's decision will overturn election results'

Yariv Levin says that those petitioning Incapacitation Law are looking to depose PM Netanyahu because they couldn't win the elections.

'Court's decision will overturn election results'

Justice Min.: Judiciary is against most of the Israeli public

Justice Min. Levin to CBS: 'Judiciary is controlled by the elite, I want to balance its power.'

Justice Min.: Judiciary is against most of the Israeli public

Ministers to approve:

Facial recognition cameras to be placed in public spaces

Bill promoted by Ben Gvir and Levin will allow defense establishment access to cameras without a special order from the court.

Facial recognition cameras to be placed in public spaces

Minister Levin:

'The Supreme court is above the government'

Justice Minister in interview with "60 Minutes": No democracy can accept a situation where the government won't be able to pass any bill.

'The Supreme court is above the government'

Full Supreme Court to hear petition on reasonableness standard

All fifteen members of Israel's Supreme Court will hear petitions for and against the reasonableness standard law.

Full Supreme Court to hear petition on reasonableness standard

Video: Protesters surround Justice Min.'s car

Justice Min. Levin evacuated from his home in security vehicle, protesters surround the vehicle, try to block it with garbage bins.

Video: Protesters surround Justice Min.'s car

Protesters clash with police outside Justice Minister's home

Dozens of protesters gather around home of Justice Min. Levin, block highway between Latrun and Modi'in.

Protesters clash with police outside Justice Minister's home

Justice Minister:

'The protesters have revealed their agenda in one sign'

Justice Minister Levin criticized one sign in particular at the recent left-wing protest in Tel Aviv.

'The protesters have revealed their agenda in one sign'

Levin and Ben Gvir:

'Transfer the infiltrators to northern Tel Aviv'

During discussion with Prime Minister following Tel Aviv riots, Minister Ben Gvir suggests moving the infiltrators to northern Tel Aviv.

'Transfer the infiltrators to northern Tel Aviv'

Justice Minister demands right to seek alternative rep. to A-G

Minister Yariv Levin says Attorney General Baharav-Miara's repeated refusal to represent the government in court leaves him no choice.

Justice Minister demands right to seek alternative rep. to A-G

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

Cabinet approves spyware scandal inquiry board

The inquiry board is authorized to examine the conduct of police and prosecution regarding the collection of intelligence on civilians.

Cabinet approves spyware scandal inquiry board

Likud MK met with Justice Min.: We will act, and we will succeed

'I have always and will always do what is best for the State of Israel,' MK Yuli Edelstein promises.

Likud MK met with Justice Min.: We will act, and we will succeed

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

Yariv Levin to Benny Gantz:

'Come to talk, there is no room for preconditions'

Justice Minister responds to Gantz, who rejected his call for a one-on-one meeting to discuss the judicial reform.

'Come to talk, there is no room for preconditions'

Report:

Netanyahu considered announcing legislation only by consent

Levin reportedly opposed such an announcement on the grounds that talk of consensus only alienates the opposition.

Netanyahu considered announcing legislation only by consent

Likud party demands PM advance original reform legislation

Elements of the Likud party are calling for Prime Minister Netanyahu to advance the original judicial reform legislation.

Likud party demands PM advance original reform legislation

A-G asked to open investigation against Minister Levin

Movement for Quality Government in Israel calls on Attorney General to launch investigation against Levin over Likud statement.

A-G asked to open investigation against Minister Levin

Lapid:

'Ben Gvir and Levin entered the room and prevented a compromise'

Opposition chairman claims that the intervention of the two ministers prevented a compromise that had already been reached.

'Ben Gvir and Levin entered the room and prevented a compromise'

Senior Likud sources:

We mustn't allow Justice Min. to continue unilateral legislation

'No reason Judicial Selection Committee can't meet to make decisions regarding the Magistrates, District, courts,' Science Min. Akunis says.

We mustn't allow Justice Min. to continue unilateral legislation

ISA increases security around government ministers

Following the reform legislation, there is legitimate fear of harm to multiple government ministers - in particular Justice Minister Levin.

ISA increases security around government ministers

Netanyahu undergoes procedure to implant a pacemaker

Procedure successfully completed, Netanyahu will remain in the cardiology department for observation.

Netanyahu undergoes procedure to implant a pacemaker

Pegasus spyware scandal:

Inquiry board to examine use of spyware tools by law enforcement

Minister Levin says board is meant to inspect the past use of these tools, to give suggestions for future use, and to ensure transparency.

Inquiry board to examine use of spyware tools by law enforcement

Sa'ar accuses MInister Amsalem of inciting murder of A-G

Former Justice Minister tells current Justice Minister he must condemn Amsalem's statement A-G is 'most dangerous person in Israel.'

Sa'ar accuses MInister Amsalem of inciting murder of A-G

'They are fed by the far-left'

Minister Eliyahu suggests Biden meet Justice Minister Levin

Amid heavy American criticism, Minister Amichai Eliyahu suggests Biden listen about Israeli policy from the ones who make it.

Minister Eliyahu suggests Biden meet Justice Minister Levin

Knesset to pick additional rep. for Judicial Selection Committee

One month after coalition's defeat in vote, Knesset gathers to elect second representative for Judicial Selection Committee.

Knesset to pick additional rep. for Judicial Selection Committee

MK Gotliv blasts Min. Levin:

'A disgrace to a right-wing government'

MK Tally Gotliv blasts senior minister of her party, following reports about a shouting match between the two.

'A disgrace to a right-wing government'

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

Due to violent demonstrations:

Netanyahu to discuss 'limitations on the public space'

The Prime Minister is expected to call a meeting to discuss ways to protect elected officials from violent protesters.

Netanyahu to discuss 'limitations on the public space'

Hundreds gather to support Justice Minister

Approximately 500 protesters gathered for a show of support for Justice Minister Yariv Levin this evening.

Hundreds gather to support Justice Minister

Police station commander bashed for not dispersing demonstration

Online comments allege that the Modi'in police station commander refrained from dispersing a protest due to family ties to Yesh Atid.

Police station commander bashed for not dispersing demonstration

Protesters burn tires outside Justice Minister's home

Protesters burn tires, police arrest six. 'Justice Min. may have kidnapped the country, but we'll release it from his hands,' they promise.

Protesters burn tires outside Justice Minister's home

Minister Zohar warns:

'If Levin resigns, it'll lead to mass resignations in the gov't'

Culture Minister says in TV interview: The Judicial Selection Committee in its current composition is unbalanced.

'If Levin resigns, it'll lead to mass resignations in the gov't'

Minister Levin:

'I'm more determined than ever to pass the judicial reform'

Justice Minister thanks the right-wing camp for their support as he continues to move ahead with the judicial reform.

'I'm more determined than ever to pass the judicial reform'

Justice Minister Levin: 'Why are we afraid of the Opposition?'

Justice Minister expresses outrage after Netanyahu decides to give Opposition seat on Judicial Selection Committee.

Justice Minister Levin: 'Why are we afraid of the Opposition?'

Coalition sources: 'Justice Minister is about to step down'

Coalition MKs say Justice Min. Levin is, 'totally dejected, expressed complete lack of interest in Judicial Selection Committee.'

Coalition sources: 'Justice Minister is about to step down'

Report: Justice Minister Yariv Levin considering resigning

Senior Likud officials say Justice Minister and judicial reform architect has lost patience with the government and is considering quitting.

Report: Justice Minister Yariv Levin considering resigning

Likud sources:

'Justice Min. will fight to the end for judicial appointments'

Sources close to Justice Min. Levin say he will resign if a satisfactory compromised is not reached.

'Justice Min. will fight to the end for judicial appointments'

Justice Minister:

We won't appoint judges the way Ayelet Shaked wanted

Justice MIn. Levin tells political sources: No plans to appoint judges using 'one liberal, one conservative' model.

We won't appoint judges the way Ayelet Shaked wanted

Levin blasts judiciary, vows overhaul will be back on the agenda

'The justice system turned its back on the Jews murdered in Gush Katif.' Justice Minister blasts Israeli judiciary in fiery Knesset address.

Levin blasts judiciary, vows overhaul will be back on the agenda

Minister Levin's warning:

'We won't be in the government forever'

Minister of Justice tells the other ministers: This is a historic opportunity to make the changes in the judicial system.

'We won't be in the government forever'

Poll: Coalition drops to 50 seats, opposition gains majority

New survey finds Justice Minister Yariv Levin could hurt Likud but help the right-wing bloc by forming his own party.

Poll: Coalition drops to 50 seats, opposition gains majority

Report:

Levin threatens to resign if judicial reform bill not passed

Justice minister laws down ultimatum to Netanyahu, demanding passage of at least part of judicial reform plan within next two months.

Levin threatens to resign if judicial reform bill not passed

Mansour Abbas:

'I spoke to Levin, but we didn't discuss the judicial reform'

Ra'am chairman claims he discussed the rising violence in Arab society, not the judicial reform, in his meetings with Justice Minister.

'I spoke to Levin, but we didn't discuss the judicial reform'

Senior coalition officials:

'The judicial reform is dead'

Senior officials in the coalition understand that Netanyahu has decided not to promote the judicial reform.

'The judicial reform is dead'

Levin courting Ra'am?

Abbas' demands in exchange for supporting judicial reform

Ra'am chairman hints he would be willing to support Levin's reform but demands his party have an influence on the judicial system.

Abbas' demands in exchange for supporting judicial reform

Herzog in hint to Levin:

'We must restrain our remarks and show responsibility'

President Herzog calls on elected officials to tone down their statements in order to allow progress in negotiations on judicial reform.

'We must restrain our remarks and show responsibility'

Minister Yariv Levin:

'Judges will be appointed even if Court strikes down the law'

Justice Minister tells MKs that "the judges of the Supreme Court are in a conflict of interest." His office denies the report.

'Judges will be appointed even if Court strikes down the law'

Minister Levin:

'Disqualification of judicial reform would be unacceptable'

Justice Minister warns Supreme Court against striking down the laws related to the judicial reform: It would be crossing every red line.

'Disqualification of judicial reform would be unacceptable'

Man arrested for spray-painting graffiti on Levin's home

Modi'in resident in his 60s detained for questioning on suspicion of spraying "Levin - enemy of the people" on the wall of Levin's home.

Man arrested for spray-painting graffiti on Levin's home