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Former Israeli president faces rape charge

JERUSALEM, March 8 (UPI) -- Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav is set to be indicted for rape, Attorney General Menachem Mazuz said Sunday.
Police: Indict Olmert in second fraud case

Police: Indict Olmert in second fraud case

JERUSALEM, March 5 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert should be indicted for an alleged investment scheme to divert state money to a former law partner, police said Thursday.
AG notifies Olmert of possible indictment

AG notifies Olmert of possible indictment

JERUSALEM, March 2 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert might be indicted on corruption charges, Attorney General Menachem Mazuz has indicated.
Israel AG warns Olmert of indictment

Israel AG warns Olmert of indictment

JERUSALEM, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Israel's attorney general says he has informed Prime Minister Ehud Olmert he likely will be indicted for double-billing taxpayers for private trips.

Israeli AG supports same-sex adoptions

JERUSALEM, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Israeli Attorney General Menachem Mazuz ruled Sunday that citizens in same-sex unions should be able to adopt children just like heterosexual couples.

No indictments in deadly Israeli riots

UMM AL-FAHM, Israel, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- No Israeli police officers will be indicted for their part in the deadly riots in the city of Umm al-Fahm, Attorney General Menachem Mazuz said Sunday.

Israel eyes power reduction for Gaza

JERUSALEM, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak proposed Sunday that his government begin limiting electrical power supplied to the Gaza Strip.

Israeli police conduct Olmert sweeps

JERUSALEM, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Israeli police conducted searches in 20 homes and government offices Sunday in a probe into Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's activities.

Israel postpones Gaza power, fuel cuts

JERUSALEM, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- The Israeli government's plan to punish rebels in Gaza for rocket attacks by reducing electricity supplies was ordered put on hold in Jerusalem.

Misconduct inquiries into Olmert launched

JERUSALEM, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Israeli Attorney General Menachem Mazuz ordered two new misconduct inquiries to be launched to look into Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's political past.

Israeli PM under criminal investigation

JERUSALEM, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Israel’s attorney general has launched a criminal investigation into whether the price of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's home was part of a bribe.

March marks two years since Shfaram attack

SHFARAM, Israel, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- The killing two years ago of four Arabs by a Jewish gunman was marked Saturday in a solemn march by Arabs and Israelis in Shfaram. More than a thousand people, including Knesset members and local Arab leaders, marched from city hall to the site of the kil

Israelis protest presidential plea bargain

TEL AVIV, Israel, June 30 (UPI) -- About 20,000 people rallied Saturday night in Tel Aviv to protest the plea bargain offered Israeli President Moshe Katsav in a sexual assault case.

Arab Israeli official claims eavesdropping

JERUSALEM, May 11 (UPI) -- An Arab member of Israel's Knesset has petitioned the government to investigate reports the Shin Bet security agency is eavesdropping on Arab lawmakers.

AG: Olmert should not be finance minister

JERUSALEM, April 26 (UPI) -- The Israeli attorney general asked Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to name a new finance minister Thursday instead of Olmert taking the post himself.
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Menachem Mazuz (Hebrew: מנחם מזוז‎; born 1955; better known in Israel as "Meni Mazuz") is an Israeli jurist, currently the Israeli Attorney General. Mazuz was born in Djerba, Tunisia, the fourth in a family of nine children of the rabbi of one of the island's Jewish communities. His family immigrated to Israel during his childhood, settling in Netivot.

Mazuz served his compulsory military service in the IDF Armor Corps, and then studied law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, earning his law degree in 1980 specializing in public and administrative law. Upon graduation, he worked in the Ministry of Justice for several years in a number of tasks, including processing petitions to the Supreme Court. During this time he was also teaching public and administrative law at the Hebrew University. From 1991 through 1995, he served as one of the advisors coordinating legal aspects of Israel's negotiations with Jordan and the Palestinian Authority. In 1995, he was appointed Deputy Attorney General, and served in that position for ten years.

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