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Prosecution Charging Former Chief Rabbi with Aggravated Fraud

Rabbi Bakshi Doron is suspected of allowing underlings to make an extra shekel through for-pay ordinations.

First-Ever Extradition From US to Israel For Tax Crime

For the first time, the United States has extradited to Israel a suspect wanted for tax-related offenses.

MK Haneen Zoabi of Mavi Marmara Banned from Knesset Bid

MK Haneen Zoabi has been banned from running for the 19th Knesset by the Central Elections Committee, which censured her for supporting terrorism and for denying Israel’s identity as a Jewish and democratic state.

Liberman Steps Down as FM But Indictment Postponed

Yisrael Beytenu leader – and just-stepped-down Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman – is in legal limbo, with his anticipated indictment delayed at the last minute.

Netanyahu Expelling Hebron Jews from their Homes

For election purposes, the expulsion was scheduled for next April, because the PM fears losing even more votes to the right.

Civil Administration Demolishes Illegal Mosque

The mosque demolition followed a Regavim movement's appeal to the Supreme Court.

Israeli Court Allows Country’s Most Celebrated Gay Couple to Divorce

One of the two was the first openly gay man elected to the Knesset.

Polish Court Rules Against Ritual Slaughter

The court killed a Polish government allowance for Jewish and Muslim slaghtering.

Landmark Case: Israel Court Has Jurisdiction Over Suits Against Palestinian Authority

The Jerusalem District Court, in a landmark decision 10 years in the making, ruled on Sunday that the Palestinian Authority can be sued in Israeli court for damages suffered by an Israeli Arab tortured and kidnapped by their security forces on suspicion of spying for Israel, according to a report by The Times of Israel.

Maker of Anti-Muslim Film Gets a Year in Prison

Of course, everybody also knew that, had Youssef not produced that idiotic film, he would have been allowed to go on with his grifter's life.

Sheldon Adelson’s Casino Reaching Deal with Feds on Money-Laundering

Federal prosecutors and pro-Israel Republican stalwart Sheldon Adelson’s casino company Las Vegas Sands Corp. may have come to an understanding on issues pertaining to money-laundering laws allegedly violated in the cases of two criminal high-rollers, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Bank of China Behind Murder of Yeshiva Students

A $1 billion lawsuit filed in New York State court against the Bank of China alleges that it "intentionally and recklessly" provided services to terrorist groups.

Court Imprisons Haredi Man for Refusing Wife a Get after He Dated another Man

She caught him "red-handed," and immediately filed a divorce case with the chief rabbinate, except he is refusing to divorce her.

Israel’s State Prosecutor to Appeal Olmert Acquittals

Israel's state prosecutor will appeal the acquittals of former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in two of three cases decided earlier this year.

Haredi Inmate Harassed Former President in Prison

Ami Popper, a Haredi prisoner in jail for committing acts of terrorism against Arabs, was transferred from the religious-Jewish section in Maasiyahu prison for harassing prisoner Moshe Katzav, former president of Israel.

Women Dominate Israeli Courts and Public Legal Sector

In a quiet revolution, women have begun to outnumber men in the Israeli legal profession, and while, for the moment, there are still more active lawyers who are men (28,231) than women (22,670), that gap is quickly closing.

Barak Surrenders: Jewish Owners Will Move Back into their Hebron Home

Israel’s defense minister, Ehud Barak, has ordered authorities to allow the Jewish owners of a building in Hebron to move into it.

Another Holocaust Claims Conference Schemer Convicted

Another participant in the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany scandal has admitted her role in that $57 million scheme to approve nearly 5,000 fraudulent applications, resulting in pay-outs to applicants who did not qualify for the programs.

U.S. Sanctions 2 Lebanese Charities with Hamas Ties

The United States is imposing financial penalties on two Lebanese charities that raise money for Hamas.

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