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Settlers and Settlements: April 10, 2013

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The Attorney-General claims that Rabbis at the “Od Yosef Hai” yeshiva at Yitzhar encourage their students to commit acts of assault and property damage against Palestinians. (Times of Israel)

(Hebrew – Walla!)

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April 10th, 2013 at 8:21 am

Judiciary: March 5, 2013

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The State Prosecutor’s Office is creating a new department to deal with issues related to illegal immigrants. The new department will be headed by attorney Yochi Gnessin, for whom the position was specially created in order to prevent her retirement from the Prosecutor’s Office, and to which she will be appointed without a public tender. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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March 5th, 2013 at 9:35 am

Judiciary: February 27, 2013

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Israeli police investigators have been waiting for the past three years for the approval of Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein to commence an investigator of a judge from the center of Israel who is suspected of beating his children. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Ynet)

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February 27th, 2013 at 11:59 am

Judiciary: February 17, 2013

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An indictment has been filed against Aviva Weinstein, wife of Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein, for employing a foreign laborer in her home. Even though the foreign laborer was employed in a home the Weinstein couple share, the name of the AG does not appear in the indictment. (Ynetnews)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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February 17th, 2013 at 4:36 pm

Media: January 11, 2013

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Chairman of the Central Election Committee, Justice Elyakim Rubinstein, informed media outlets who conduct polls of his intention to report to the Attorney General, Yehuda Weinstein, about media outlets who do not comply with the law and submit the full poll results, including the questions asked, to the Central Election Committee.  In his letter he reports that only two polls have been submitted, and only after the request of a certain political party.

(Hebrew – News1)

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January 11th, 2013 at 12:23 pm

Political: January 6, 2013

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The attorney general ordered an investigation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after suspicions arose that he received money illegally from Haredi singer and businessman Dedi Graucher, who is suspected to have transferred hundreds of thousands of Shekels in cash to Netanyahu’s driver. (Times of Israel)

(Hebrew – Nana10)

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January 6th, 2013 at 10:25 am

Military and Security Forces: December 24, 2012

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Following the advice of the Attorney General, Yehuda Weinstein, Minister of Defence Ehud Barak instructed GOC Central Command Maj.-Gen. Nitzan Alon to officially recognize the Ariel University Center of Samaria as a full-fledged university. (Ynetnews)

(Hebrew – Ynet)

Political: December 13, 2012

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Attorney General, Yehuda Weinstein, decided to indict Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman (Yisrael Beitenu), on charges of breach of trust and fraud.  The charges say Lieberman promoted former ambassador to Belarus Ze’ev Ben Aryeh without reporting that Ben Aryeh had tipped him off about the investigation being conducted against him in Belarus.  At the same time, Weinstein decided to close the main case against Lieberman, in which he was alleged to have been involved in money laundering, fraud, and breach of trust.  Lieberman was suspected of receiving millions of dollars from international tycoons such as Martin Schlaff and Mikhail Chernoy through foreign front companies while he was serving in public positions. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

Political: November 24, 2012

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MK Danny Danon (Likud) announced that he will ask Attorney General, Yehuda Weinstein, to open an investigation of MK Hanin Zoabi (Balad), following her decision during operation Pillar of Cloud to observe a moment of silence for the “martyrs” killed by the IDF.

(Hebrew – Walla!)

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November 24th, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Political: November 23, 2012

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MK Ofir Akunis (Likud) asked the Attorney General, Yehuda Weinstein, to open a criminal investigation of MK Afou Agbaria (Hadash) on the charge of incitement against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.  The request follows a status on his Facebook page of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu with blood-stained hands and blood-splattered clothes at the start of the Pillar of Defense military operation.  The caption under the image says: “Citizens of Israel, vote for me! Look, I have fresh blood on my hands!” (Arutz7)

(Hebrew – Walla!)

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November 23rd, 2012 at 12:56 pm