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  • Israel’s AG: Eliyahu’s candidacy for chief rabbi legally indefensible

    July 16, 2013 | 10:46 am

    Israel’s attorney general said the candidacy of Shmuel Eliyahu for Sephardic chief rabbi of Israel raised legal difficulties and could not be defended by his office.

    While Yehuda Weinstein cannot officially bar Eliyahu from running for chief rabbi, the attorney general said...

  • Israel’s attorney general won’t prosecute amusement park for racial segregation

    June 17, 2013 | 11:40 am

    Israel’s attorney general will not bring criminal charges against an Israeli amusement park for segregating Jewish and Arab school groups, despite the fact that segregation is illegal.

    Yehuda Weinstein said in a decision issued Sunday that he decided not to prosecute Superland...

  • Israeli amusement park segregates Arab, Jewish school trips

    May 30, 2013 | 8:37 am

    An Israeli amusement park acknowledged that it was renting out its facilities on separate days for Jewish and Arab school trips, but said it was at the schools’ request.

    Superland, in central Israel’s Rishon LeZion, said in a statement issued Thursday that some Israeli junior and...

  • Ex-Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman indicted for fraud

    December 27, 2012 | 10:54 am

    Former Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman was indicted on charges of fraud and breach of trust.

    Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein submitted the indictment Thursday against Lieberman for allegedly advancing the position of Zeev Ben Aryeh, Israel's former ambassador to...

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  • Lieberman questioned again in ambassador affair

    December 26, 2012 | 9:39 am

    Former Israeli foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman was questioned again regarding allegations that he advanced an envoy's position in exchange for information on an investigation against him.

    Lieberman was questioned under caution late on Tuesday night, hours after launching his...

  • Lieberman resignation takes effect as indictment postponed

    December 18, 2012 | 9:57 am

    Avigdor Lieberman's resignation as Israel's foreign minister officially took effect, and Israel's attorney general postponed filing an indictment for fraud and breach of trust against him.

    Lieberman ceased being the country's foreign minister on Tuesday morning, two days after he...

  • Meretz leader petitions court to force Lieberman resignation

    December 14, 2012 | 9:24 am

    The leader of Israel's Meretz Party petitioned the country’s Supreme Court to order the resignation of Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman following his indictment on fraud.

    Liberman “seriously undermines the confidence of the public and his voters” by refusing to resign after his...

  • Israeli foreign minister Lieberman resigns following indictment

    December 14, 2012 | 9:14 am

    Avigdor Lieberman has resigned as Israel’s foreign minister following his indictment for fraud and breach of trust.

    “I have committed no offense but I wish to put behind me this issue, which is what remains of many years of investigation,” Lieberman said in a statement Friday.

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  • Avigdor Lieberman indicted for fraud and breach of trust in lesser case

    December 13, 2012 | 9:32 am

    Israeli Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein closed a 12-year investigation against Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, but decided to indict him for fraud and breach of trust in a lesser case.

    Lieberman had been accused of laundering millions of shekels through straw companies,...

  • Israeli panel: West Bank settlements, outposts legal under int’l law

    July 9, 2012 | 10:39 am

    West Bank settlements are legal under international law, according to an Israeli committee set up to review the legal status of West Bank land.

    The Levy Committee, which was formed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and headed by former Israeli Supreme Court Justice Edmond Levy,...

  • Haaretz’s Uri Blau accepts plea bargain over classified documents

    July 5, 2012 | 10:26 am

    Uri Blau, the Haaretz journalist who accepted classified documents from an Israeli soldier, has agreed to a plea bargain.

    Under the deal announced Thursday, Blau reportedly will admit to holding secret intelligence without intent to harm national security and his four-month prison...

  • Avigdor Lieberman told he might be indicted

    June 8, 2012 | 8:09 am

    Israel Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has been told that he may soon be indicted on charges of fraud, money laundering and break of trust.

    The punishment for money laundering alone could be up to a 10-year prison sentence.

    Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein informed the Kadima...

  • Netanyahu Ulpana plan is not a precedent, AG says

    June 5, 2012 | 1:15 pm

    A plan to relocate five apartment buildings from the Ulpana neighborhood on the outskirts of the Beit El settlement in the West Bank is not a precedent for similar situations, Israel’s attorney general told Benjamin Netanyahu.

    Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein provided an official...

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