'We don't need death penalty, we need to eliminate terrorists'

Middle East expert Dr. David Bukay opines that bringing terrorists to trial in Israel is a waste of money.Benny Tocker, 1/5/2018, 4:06 AM

'Death penalty to terrorists law is superfluous'

Former Judea and Samaria military prosecutor: Bill to impose death penalty on terrorists is superfluous because the option already exists.Benny Tocker, 1/5/2018, 2:06 AM

Terror victim group: 'Death penalty law is just a spin'

Head of terror victim's group says 'Death Penalty for Terrorists' bill unnecessary. 'We already have the ability to impose death penalty.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/4/2018, 2:56 PM

Former Shin Bet head opposes death penalty for terrorists

'Even today, we can sentence a terrorist to death. Endless discussions will lead to kidnappings,' asserts ex security chief Yoram Cohen.Ido Ben Porat, 1/4/2018, 12:08 PM

'Death penalty for Jews? Pathetic'

Attorney Itamar Ben-Gvir slams PM for suggesting death penalty law intended for terrorists could be used against Jews.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/3/2018, 7:31 PM

EU blasts Israel over death penalty for terrorists bill

Hours after bill easing conditions for imposing death penalty on terrorist murderers passes first vote, EU slams 'inhuman' punishment.'David Rosenberg, 1/3/2018, 7:09 PM

'Terrorist death penalty law will lead to wave of kidnappings'

Security agency warns that death penalty bill will encourage terrorists to kidnap Jews around the world.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/3/2018, 6:04 PM

'Death Penalty for Terrorists' bill passes first Knesset vote

Despite refusal of haredi MKs to join coalition for vote, bill making it easier for courts to condemn terrorists to death passes first vote.David Rosenberg, 1/3/2018, 4:52 PM

Defense Minister storms out of Knesset meeting

Haredi parties condition support for death penalty for terrorists on Yisrael Beytenu's support of law closing supermarkets on Shabbat.Hezki Baruch, 1/3/2018, 11:51 AM

Haredim may torpedo terrorist death penalty bill

Haredi parties debate supporting bill allowing death penalty for terrorists.Michal Levi, 1/3/2018, 10:03 AM

Bereaved father: My daughter's murderer is living it up

Father of Esther Kleiman, who was killed in a shooting attack in 2002, calls prison for terrorists an 'injustice,' pushes for execution.Benny Tucker, 12/30/2017, 9:35 PM

'Jewish blood is not cheap - execute the terrorist!'

'I urge the judges to show courage and condemn this terrorist to death,' says Defense Minister. 'Jewish blood is not cheap.'David Rosenberg, 12/27/2017, 9:30 AM

Bereaved families: 'We must prevent the next murder'

'Choose Life' forum of bereaved families at Yisrael Beytenu meeting on death penalty for terrorists: 'Do everything to prevent terror'Mordechai Sones, 12/25/2017, 5:41 PM

Iranian convicted of spying for Israel sentenced to death

Iranian Supreme Court sentences professor at Belgian University to death for allegedly spying for Israel.JTA, 12/25/2017, 3:55 PM

UN calls on Iran not to execute alleged 'Mossad spy'

UN human rights experts say trial of Belgium professor accused of spying for Israel featured numerous violations of his rights.AFP, 12/20/2017, 7:33 PM

'We already have a death penalty for terrorists'

Amid efforts to pass terrorist death penalty, MK notes such a law already exists - but is not applied. 'Terrorists know they will be freed.'Shimon Cohen, 12/19/2017, 12:42 PM

Knesset to vote on death penalty for terrorists

Yisrael Beytenu's death penalty for terrorists law approved by coalition leaders' forum and will be voted upon by the Knesset.Hezki Baruch, 12/17/2017, 11:37 PM

Yisrael Beytenu to Likud: Push death penalty for terrorists

Yisrael Beytenu chairman says cornerstone of party's coalition agreement is legislation that terrorists be put to death.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/23/2017, 11:05 AM

'Death penalty won't deter terrorists'

Hanegbi to Arutz Sheva: Deporting terrorists' families most effective. 'Death for someone who is willing to die is not a deterrent.'Eliran Aharon, 11/22/2017, 10:37 PM

Report: Netanyahu prevented advance of terrorist death penalty

PM publicly supported death penalty for terrorists at condolence visit, two days after reportedly thwarting a proposal to advance the issue.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/5/2017, 9:31 AM

'Time for Defense Minister to deliver on death penalty promise'

Bereaved parents of terror victims demand Avigdor Liberman fulfill his promise to pursue death penalty for terrorists.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/6/2017, 10:28 AM

'They only understand force; we shall evince deterrence'

MK Nava Boker prepares bill to allow death sentence for terrorists in civil court rather than military court.Mordechai Sones, 8/22/2017, 5:13 PM

'Time to deport the parents of terrorists to Gaza'

Tova Salomon, who lost her husband, son and daughter in the Halamish attack, comments on the IDF destroying the terrorist's home.Tzvi Lev, 8/16/2017, 7:46 PM

No death penalty for Halamish terrorist

Despite PM's backing death penalty for terrorist who slaughtered three Israelis in Halamish, army prosecutor to seek only jail term.David Rosenberg, 8/4/2017, 12:04 PM

Poll: 70% of Jewish Israelis support terrorist death penalty

New poll finds that a solid majority of Jewish Israelis are in favor of death penalty for terrorists who murder civilians and soldiers.Tal Polon, 8/2/2017, 7:54 PM

'The State of Israel's existence is at stake'

MK Nava Boker says Israel must use the death penalty in order to eradicate terror and ensure country's continued existence.Hezki Baruch, 8/2/2017, 8:45 AM

Netanyahu: Death penalty for Halamish terrorist

PM calls for terrorist who slaughtered three Israelis to be executed. 'This lowly terrorist needs to be executed, so he won't smile again.'Yoni Kempinski, 7/27/2017, 7:26 PM

Gaza: Two sentenced to death over drug charges

For the first time in Gaza, two sentenced to death after being convicted of drug trafficking.Dalit Halevi, 3/20/2017, 4:10 AM

PLO blasts Hamas decision to execute a Gazan woman

PLO's Hanan Ashrawi denounces Hamas’s decision to sentence a 26-year-old Gazan woman to death for killing her husband.Elad Benari, 12/21/2016, 5:39 AM

Erdogan vows to bring back the death penalty

Turkish President declares his government would ask parliament to consider reintroducing the death penalty, as punishment for coup plotters.Ben Ariel, 10/30/2016, 6:29 AM

Turkey: Erdogan purges police, governors

In a suspicious cementing of his power, Turkish President Erdogan suspends thousands of police.Rachel Kaplan, 7/18/2016, 3:07 PM

'The blood of a Jewish child must be avenged'

Terror victim organization head demands ministers and AG support death penalty bill, urges that child murderers be 'the first in line.'Hezki Baruch, 5/22/2016, 10:54 PM

Coalition chair: ‘Death penalty for Jewish terrorists too’

Likud MK David Biton supports the application of the death penalty for Jewish terrorists as well.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/22/2016, 10:48 PM

Death penalty for terrorists deal infuriates former AG

Former Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein says capital punishment 'not ethical,' calls on current AG to threaten to resign in protest.Ido Ben-Porat, 5/19/2016, 9:16 PM

Coalition negotiators agree: Death penalty for terrorists

Likud negotiators agree to key demand made by Yisrael Beytenu, as condition to joining gov't: capital punishment for terrorist murderers.Ari Soffer, 5/19/2016, 5:05 PM

Leftist thinktank slams 'racist' reaction to killing terrorist

Israel Democracy Institute publicizes article by program director lambasting Israeli public as 'racist,' claims democracy in clear danger.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/4/2016, 5:23 PM

Death penalty for terrorists?

Ministerial committee set to discuss controversial proposal. Bill would remove barriers to executing terrorists convicted of murder.David Rosenberg, 3/20/2016, 11:03 AM

Georgia man executed after 36 years on death row

72-year-old put to death by lethal injection over 1979 robbery and murder.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/3/2016, 3:12 PM

Terror victims' relatives call to expel terrorists' families

Families of victims murdered in terror wave demand families of terrorists be expelled from Israel, instead of 'containing' murder.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/31/2016, 8:09 PM

Saudis behead 50 in first ten days of 2016

Saudi Arabia executes Ethiopian woman on questionable charges, but UN Human Rights Council chair already falling short of its 2015 record.Ari Yashar, 1/10/2016, 9:00 PM

Terrorist confesses, mother demands death penalty

Devorah Gonen urges public to join call to apply death penalty against terrorist who murdered her son, Danny.Yoni Kempinski, 12/21/2015, 8:11 PM

Second Prominent Rabbi Rules: Don't Capture Terrorists Alive

Rabbi Meir Mazuz says there is an 'obligation for Jews to kill terrorists before they kill us.'Haim Lev, 10/15/2015, 3:28 PM

'We Couldn't Bear to See Their Faces'

Eliezer Rosenfeld demands death penalty for murderers of his son, Malachi.Refael Levi, 8/17/2015, 9:01 PM

Terror Victim's Mother: Time for Death Penalty is Now

Mohammed Abu Shahin indicted for June murder of Danny Gonen, goes wild in court; mother demands death penalty.Hezki Baruch, 8/17/2015, 5:19 PM

Bennett Supports Death Penalty for Jewish Terrorists As Well

After two Jewish activists put under administrative arrest, Bennett says there must be equal punishment for Jewish and Arab terrorists.Uzi Baruch, 8/9/2015, 1:22 PM

Family of Murdered Hiker Demands Death Penalty

R' Itzik Gonen, cousin of hiker murdered by terrorists - some on PA payroll, some previously released - demands 'justice come to light.'Benny Toker, 7/17/2015, 3:00 PM

Bereaved Father: Netanyahu Should've Supported Death Penalty

Ron Kehrmann, whose daughter was murdered in a suicide attack, says Netanyahu should "act against terrorism in his backyard".Benny Toker, 7/16/2015, 6:42 AM

Knesset Crushes Death Penalty for Terrorists Bill

Despite MK Sharon Gal's attempt to shame right-wing MKs into voting for his death penalty bill, legislation loses badly by 94 to six.Ido Ben Porat, 7/15/2015, 5:17 PM

Attorney General Threatens to Resign Over Death Penalty Law

Yehuda Weinstein reportedly tells associates he will not stay in office if Israel enacts death penalty for terrorists.Ido Ben Porat, 7/13/2015, 4:12 AM

Prisoner Swaps? 'Israel Must Change the Rules of the Game'

Victims rights campaigner says Israel needs to break the vicious cycle of releasing terrorists to kill again - by imposing death penalty.Eliran Baruch, 7/12/2015, 5:12 PM

Netanyahu Buries Death Penalty Law

Slated to go before Ministerial Committee Sunday, death penalty for terrorists bill indefinitely frozen by PM's technical maneuver.Cynthia Blank, 7/12/2015, 5:00 PM

MK Fumes at 'Non-Nationalist' PM for Burying Death Penalty Bill

MK Sharon Gal claims Netanyahu's decision to bury bill requiring death sentence for terrorist murderers shows govt not serious about terror.Hezki Baruch, 7/12/2015, 2:00 PM

Government Committee to Discuss Terrorist Death Sentence Bill

Liberman vows to show terrorists 'prison day-camp' is over, while Zionist Union MK says death penalty will just create martyrs.Cynthia Blank, 7/12/2015, 10:03 AM

Likud Minister to Support Death Sentence for Terrorists

Minister Ofir Akunis says he will vote in favor of MK Sharon Gal's bill enacting a death penalty for terrorists.Hezki Baruch, 7/12/2015, 6:33 AM

Online Campaign Launched for Terrorist Death Penalty Law

Yisrael Beytenu's Sharon Gal pushes for public pressure ahead of critical debate Sunday on his bill to execute terrorists.Hezki Baruch, 7/8/2015, 1:00 PM

Boston Bomber 'Apologizes' to Victims, Thanks Allah

Judge officially confirms death penalty sentence for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev; victims call him a 'coward' and a 'leech', say apology insincere.Ari Soffer, 6/24/2015, 11:05 PM

ISIS Threatens Egyptian Judges Over Morsi Sentence

ISIS has threatened judges in Egypt with death after a decision to execute former president Mohammed Morsi last week.Yaakov Levi, 5/21/2015, 8:41 AM