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Judiciary: May 30: 2012

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Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein announced that journalist Uri Blau will be indicted for unauthorized possession of confidential information, over documents he received from Anat Kam. (Ynetnews)

(Hebrew - Ynet)

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May 30th, 2012 at 8:38 pm

Internal Security: May 17, 2012

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Attorney General, Yehuda Weinstein, wants to expedite government legislation which would give the police broad authority to conduct physical searches without cause.

(Hebrew - Haaretz)

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May 17th, 2012 at 11:50 pm

Closed Society: May 9, 2012

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Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein will soon decide whether to prosecute Mohammed Bakri for libel for his film “Jenin, Jenin”.

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May 9th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

‎ Military and Security Forces: May 4, 2012‎

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State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss has asked Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein to reopen a criminal investigation into the so-called Harpaz document. The request was made after Lindenstrauss received new information that ostensibly strengthens suspicions presented in the comptroller’s draft report on the affair. A legal figure said that the draft report reveals major malpractices in IDF promotions of senior officers, involving private business concerns in the IDF’s work and practices that endanger the state’s security.

Judiciary: April 23, 2012

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Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein has presented a framework for the creation of an internal auditing body for the State Attorney’s Office, which will not have the authority to handle public complaints.

(Hebrew - Haaretz)

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April 23rd, 2012 at 3:37 pm

Political: March 12, 2012

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MK Danny Danon (Likud) called on Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein to look into the activities of MK Ahmad Tibi (Ra’am-Ta’al) and to oust him from the Knesset, following a facebook status Tibi posted in which he identified with residents of the Gaza Strip.

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March 12th, 2012 at 9:18 pm

Closed Society: January 26, 2012‎

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Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein supports the law permitting small communities to screen potential residents. This is response to a High Court of Justice appeal claiming the law is disciminating and humiliating.

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January 26th, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Political: December 2, 2012

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Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein opposes the legislative amendment to the Bar Association Bill, and it is assumed that he will not defend the amendment in the High Court of Justice.

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January 2nd, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Political: December 29, 2011‎

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A defendant’s right to receive intelligence information related to his case would be significantly restricted under a bill being promoted by Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein. Weinstein, supported by Minister of Justice Yaakov Ne’eman, wants to make it legal to withhold almost any intelligence information related to his case from the defendant.

Political: December 6, 2011

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Attorney General, Yehuda Weinstein, handed to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu an expert opinion, which says that the proposed bills aimed to restrict activity of human rights organizations are not constitutional, and that they hurt a number of constitutional rights, such as: freedom of speech, freedom of assembly and right to equality.

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