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Death penalty deal infuriates former AG

Former Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein says capital punishment 'not ethical,' calls on current AG to threaten to resign in protest.

Death penalty for terrorists deal infuriates former AG

Charges dropped against police officer

Finding no reason to indict the officer, Jerusalem District Attorney to close the case opened by previous Attorney General.

Charges to be dropped against "scissor terrorist" police officer

False confession revealed in Duma arson case

Transcriptions of ISA interrogation show after AG gave torture permission, minor suspect confessed - but wasn't indicted.

False confession revealed in Duma arson case

Weinstein 'hijacked' attorney general's office

New Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit has a tough task ahead of him taking back control of a 'hijacked' office, gov't watchdog says.

How Weinstein turned the Attorney General into a dictatorshipplayer

Will new AG neutralize leftist courts' activism?

Avihai Mandelblit begins his term and says: 'The rule of law is not the rule of the attorney general.' Will he go to bat for the government?

New AG enters office - will he counter leftist courts' activism?

AG closes investigation into Barak bribery claim

Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein announces closure of investigation into former Prime Minister Ehud Barak.

AG officially closes investigation into Ehud Barak bribery claim

AG: Deri's appointment legal, but not appropriate

Weinstein delivers opinion on Shas head returning to Interior Minister post, 22 years after he abused the position and was jailed.

Attorney General: Deri's appointment legal, but not appropriate

'Who is investigating AG's Duma torture orders?'

Movement for Governability and Democracy asks Attorney General: Who's probing your conduct over Duma case torture?

'Who is investigating Weinstein's Duma torture orders?'

Attorney General approved torture of Duma suspects

Despite denials: sources reveal that Weinstein gave order to torture Jewish suspects 3 weeks ago - without informing Netanyahu.

Attorney General approved torture of Duma suspects

Barak won't be investigated for comments on Iran

Attorney General rules out criminal investigation against former Defense Minister over his comments on a possible Israeli attack on Iran.

Barak won't be investigated for comments on Iran strike

A-G may file charges against Shalom

As number of woman accusing Likud minister of sexual harassment steadily rises, Yehuda Weinstein to make final decision on filing charges.

A-G under pressure to file charges against Silvan Shalom

AG approved 'exceptional steps' for Duma suspects

Deputy Attorney General admits security services have approval to use 'exceptional measures' on Jewish terror suspects.

AG approved 'exceptional measures' against Duma suspects

A-G prohibits shooting terrorists once neutralized

Despite unprecedented terror wave, firing shots is a last resort, Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein insists.

A-G prohibits shooting terrorists once neutralized

Odeh: PM Invented 'Blood Libel' Against Arabs

In letter to Attorney General, Ayman Odeh demands Prime Minister be prosecuted for defamation and incitement against Arabs.

Joint List Head: PM Invented 'Blood Libel' Against Arabs

PM Turns to A-G to Shut Down Arab Stores

Netanyahu has asked the A-G to 'aggressively pursue' ways to close stalls of Arabs who laughed and kicked terror victim Adelle Banita.

PM Turns to A-G to Shut Down Stores of Arabs Who Mocked Victimplayer

Minister: Legal Advisers Won't Run the Country

Culture Min. Regev says Attorney General is out of bounds in refusing to make open fire rules less stringent.

Minister: Legal Advisers Won't Run the Country

PM: Tougher Penalties Will Be Implemented

Binyamin Netanyahu is determined to implement harsher penalties against rock throwers, regardless of what AG Weinstein believes or wants

PM: Tougher Penalties on Rock Throwers, By Hook or By Crook

Weinstein Stymies Minimum Sentence for Rock Terror

Government seeks to set tough minimum sentences, but learns that true authority rests with Attorney General, who has other ideas.

'Real Leader' Weinstein Stymies Minimum Sentence for Rock Terror

Could Police Use Snipers against Rock-Throwers?

Netanyahu seeks Attorney General's approval to change police open-fire orders, allow use of snipers to pick off violent rioters.

Could Israeli Police Use Snipers against Rock-Throwers?

Shabbat Soccer Debate Far From Resolution

With Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein stating that there are no grounds to ban soccer games on Shabbat, the moves to the Knesset.

Shabbat Soccer Debate Far From Resolution, Despite AG's Opinion

Vatican: Arrest Activist for Citing Maimonides

Lehava director Gopshtain targeted in Vatican letter to attorney general, after claiming Jewish law calls to burn churches.

Vatican to Israel: Arrest Activist for Citing Maimonides

Will Attorney General Retain 'Superpowers'?

Report: PM intends to block Justice Minister's attempt to separate Attorney General's powers from Government Legal Advisor's.

Will Attorney General Retain 'Superpowers'?

A-G Threatens to Resign Over Death Penalty Law

Yehuda Weinstein reportedly tells associates he will not stay in office if Israel enacts death penalty for terrorists.

Attorney General Threatens to Resign Over Death Penalty Law

Assault Investigation Reopened Against MK Hazan

Hazan, Ariel city manager and mayor accused of physical altercation in 2010.

Assault Investigation Reopened Against MK Oren Hazan

Donated Torah Scroll Disappears from Knesset

Arutz Sheva reporter shocked to find Knesset has banned scroll dedicated to partisan fighters for being a 'donation.'

Donated Torah Scroll Disappears from Knesset

AG: Healthy or Not, We're Going After Ben-Eliezer

Former MK and government minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer is likely to be indicted for fraud, bribery, and money-laundering.

AG: Healthy or Not, We're Going After Ben-Eliezer

A-G to Indict Former Labor Chair Ben-Eliezer

A year after allegations surfaced, A-G Weinstein chooses to indict former minister Binyamin (Fuad) Ben-Eliezer for bribery and fraud.

A-G to Indict Former Labor Chair Ben-Eliezer

Weinstein to Lau: I Hope You're Not Mad at Me

After denying Chief Rabbi outside representation in kashrut fraud case, Attorney General provides semi-apology to Rabbi Lau.

Weinstein to Rabbi Lau: I Hope You're Not Mad at Me

A-G: Difficult to Defend Deri Appointment

Attorney General Weinstein says it will be difficult for him to defend Deri's appointment as Economy Minister to the Supreme Court.

A-G: It Will be Difficult to Defend Deri Appointment

High Court Rebukes A-G over Kashrut Saga

Angered Weinstein refused Rabbinate's request for external representation, High Court orders delay in proceedings for Rabbinate to consult.

High Court Rebukes Attorney General over Kashrut Saga

A-G Expected to Challenge Coalition

Likud's deals with UTJ, Jewish Home violated Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein's guidelines for coalition talks, news site claims.

A-G Expected to Challenge Coalition for Technical Reasons

'Charlatans Will Trick Public to Eat Non-Kosher'

Chief Rabbi of Gilo tells Arutz Sheva why AG Weinstein's opinion to change the law is a disaster for Judaism and the public.

'Charlatans Will Trick the Public to Eat Non-Kosher Food'

Rabbi Lau: Beware 'Fake Rabbi Kashrut' Proposal

A proposal by the Attorney General could cause grievous damage to kosher consumers, Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi David Lau said.

Rabbi Lau: Beware AG's 'Fake Rabbi Kashrut' Proposal

Chief Rabbinate Responds to AG on Kashrut Laws

Chief Rabbinate source says published opinion to change law and allow unverified private kashrut certificates will not stand.

Chief Rabbinate Responds to AG Tampering with Kashrut Laws

Investigation into Shas Voting Fraud Takes Off

After witnesses claimed Shas paid them for votes, the Attorney General and Israel Police have been approached to start an investigation.

Investigation into Shas Voting Fraud Takes Off

Weinstein Grills Police: Why Indict Marzel Now?

Weinstein steps in to find out who decided to file indictment on old case week before elections; Marzel: 'even AG knows this is harassment.'

Attorney General Grills Police: Why Indict Marzel Now?

A-G Orders Probe Into PM Residence Spending

A-G orders preliminary investigation into alleged fiscal misconduct at PM's residences, stresses Netanyahu not a suspect.

A-G Orders Probe Into PM Residence Spending

Netanyahu Backtracks on Israel Prize

PM Netanyahu backtracks on earlier decision to disqualify leftist judges from the Israel Prize's Literature Committee.

Netanyahu Backtracks on Israel Prize After A-G Reprimand

Polygraph Scrapped for Israel Police Officers

Compromise ruling between Aharonovich, A-G Yehuda Weinstein: officers to sign affidavit claiming no criminal record. Is it enough?

Polygraph Scrapped for Israel Police Officers

Arab Politicians Get Election Help from US Groups

Is it another attempt by American leftists to interfere in Israeli politics? Channel One broadcasts a revealing news clip.

Arab Politicians Get Election Help from US Groupsplayer