Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit

AG: Withholding of Israel Prize to Communist Academic Was Wrong

Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit told the High Court of Justice on Thursday, July 23, that far-right former Education Minister Yoav Gallant’s decision to block a Communist professor from receiving the prestigious Israel Prize for his supposed backing of boycotts against Israel was wrong. In his response to a petition against Gallant’s decision, Mandelblit said the selection…

"Because of the Joint List, I have no immunity"

Netanyahu Indicted after Dropping Request for Immunity from Knesset

Israel’s attorney general filed three indictments on Tuesday, January 28, against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu charging him in a triad of corruption cases, only hours after the far-right leader withdrew his request for a parliamentary vote to grant him immunity from prosecution. The Knesset was widely expected to reject Netanyahu’s immunity request, which would have dealt…

PM Benjamin Netanyahu during the last election campaign

Odeh: On the Day the PM Pays for His Illicitness, We Can Begin Fixing the Damage from His Social Crimes

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was indicted on Thursday, November 21, by Israel’s Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit for criminal offenses involving bribery, fraud and breach of trust. This marked the first time in Israel’s history that a sitting prime minister has been indicted by the state’s judicial system, and the criminal offenses Mandelblit attributed to Netanyahu…

Samer Arbid

Joint List Urges Opening of Probe into Torture of Jailed Palestinian

The Joint List sent a letter on Monday, September 30, to Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit urging him to immediately open an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the hospitalization in critical condition of a Palestinian activist after he was interrogated by Israel’s security services. According to Arabic language Communist newspaper Al-Ittihad the letter sent by the…