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  3/20/2012, Adar 26, 5772

Danon: Death Penalty for Antisemitic Murder

Chairman Danny Danon of the Knesset Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Affairs Committee called, Tuesday, for inter-parliamentary cooperation on toughening punishment for anti-Semitic murder.

Speaking during a committee hearing on Anti-semitism in the Diaspora and its influence on aliyah (Jewish immigration to Israel), the Likud lawmaker said, "The penalty must be capital punishment. Anyone who murders against an anti-Semitic background is not entitled to any other punishment."