The role of the Attorney General’s Office has never been defined in legislation. But the Supreme Court has defined it as a 'gatekeeper,' ruling that the AG’s legal decisions are binding – a view Shaked rejects
Chaim Levinson is Haaretz's political correspondent.
Previously, he was the Yedioth Ahoronot correspondent for Religious Affairs and the Orthodox communities.
Levinson has a B.A. in Social and Humanities Studies at the Open University and a M.A. in Interdisciplinary Democracy Studies.
The great Trump is sitting in Washington exploding because little Abu Mazen doesn’t give a damn
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When it was revealed earlier this year that the commercial spy firm was targeting members of the Obama administration, it was assumed it was working for the Trump team. But official company documents leaked to Haaretz reveal a far more lucrative target – the seizure of Iranian cash worldwide
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Ultra-Orthodox won't get a better conscription bill, prime minister tells Likud ministers
Ad Kan’s misleading, inaccurate report on left-wing Akevot organization led PM to ask Swiss government to stop funding it
Netanyahu and Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz approved the work even though committee member David Azoulay has never seen a draft version of the decision
Defense Minister Lieberman fires back, says Bennett 'willing to sacrifice both security and education, just to secure a single mandate'
The ceremony was postponed several times as not to draw attention to Israel's nuclear capabilities amid the struggle against Iran's nuclear program
Likud, the Knesset's largest party, currently has 30 of 120 seats, a showing the PM says will be improved upon in elections that must be held by November 2019
Netanyahu has been under pressure to compensate non-Orthodox Jewish groups after the government canceled a deal granting them greater rights
Israel's Mossad, the second largest spy organization in the West, has grown richer and more sophisticated under Yossi Cohen. But is the director too close to Netanyahu?
Knesset to convene in special session on decision to halt Shabbat construction of Ayalon bridge
PM’s former bureau chief woos investors with social-media segmentation technology developed by a 19-year-old relative
Kulanu CEO berated drivers of party leader and Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon for testifying against Lihi Golan, a close personal aide to Kahlon
PM gives Knesset two weeks to pass law; if not, the target for an election date is in mid-February
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Newly published letters show that the desire to 'score a PR victory' – not empathy – was key in decision to offer help to victims of the massacres