Amir Ohana

Amir Ohana at a special cabinet meeting in the Golan Heights
Would Ohana impact rule of law as public security minister? - analysis

The public security minister gets to appoint the chief of police and the chief gets to make ultimate decision about how the police handle probes of public figures.

Justice Minister Amir Ohana
Comptroller rejects Ohana request to probe A-G Mandelblit

Having lost a battle with Mandelblit before the High Court of Justice, Ohana had hoped the comptroller would create problems for the attorney-general.

Justice Minister Amir Ohana speaks at the Israeli Bar Association on June 10, 2019
Amir Ohana extends judicial emergency order

The emergency order first went into effect mid-March due to the coronavirus outbreak, freezing all non-essential proceedings.

Justice Minister Amir Ohana speaks at The Jerusalem Post-Maariv Group Conference, December 25, 2019
High Court keeps courts in emergency state amid coronavirus pandemic

The left has accused the Justice Minister of shutting down the courts to delay Netanyahu's trial

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures as he delivers a statement
Benjamin Netanyahu's trial postponed under emergency order to May 24

Ohana's office reported that further steps would be examined and taken.

Blue and White leader Benny Gantz at a faction meeting at the Knesset, November 18, 2019
Gantz: I support the legal system, Zohar: Legal dictatorship coming

Likud MK Miki Zohar said that Gantz is presenting views that are “on the way to make our Jewish and democratic state into a legal dictatorship.”

Justice Minister Amir Ohana
High Court vetoes government-Ohana commission to probe police

Mandelblit warns opening probe into prosecution’s treatment of police would become politicized days before election

Justice minister: Gantz, Lapid must support release of Mandelblit tapes

“The public must know [the content] before the [March] elections, to hold an open and transparent public discussions,” he said.

A-G vetoes Ohana commission to probe police, slams as 'electoral games'

Mandelblit did not reject the idea from being raised by a new and permanent government following the March 2 election.

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