Report: Israel offered terrorist releases for soldiers' bodies

Israel offered to release Hamas terrorists for bodies of Oron Shaul and Hadar Goldin last year, senior source says - but Hamas rejected it.Tova Dvorin, 12/15/2015, 8:15 AM

Haniyeh Demands Release of 54 Terrorists

Hamas leader demands release of terrorists rearrested since Shalit deal in order to start talks to free Israeli civilian captives.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/17/2015, 2:13 PM

For Hamas, Civilians and Soldiers Two Separate Issues

Counterterrorism expert explains why the price for soldiers' bodies will be higher, offers a means for Israel to reciprocate pressure.Refael Levi, 7/12/2015, 8:14 AM

Bennett: Shelly Dadon's Murderer the Same as Iran

Both wanted to kill Jews for being Jews, Bennett stresses at memorial service, and Israel must say 'no' to both.Ido Ben-Porat and Tova Dvorin, 4/19/2015, 10:16 PM

Hamas Toughens Conditions for Releasing Soldiers' Bodies

Hamas demands release of terrorists from 2014 deal, 63 terrorists rearrested since 2011 for bodies of Hadar Goldin, Oron Shaul.Dalit Halevy and Tova Dvorin, 4/18/2015, 11:28 PM

Nazareth Court Keeps Terrorists in Prison

Terrorists released during Shalit deal kept incarcerated after review of appeals.Ido Ben-Porat, 1/18/2015, 12:28 PM

Almagor Demands Ban On Burying Terrorists

Terror victims' association slams government for 'focusing more on viral videos' than terror.Yedidya Ben-Or and Tova Dvorin, 12/25/2014, 11:36 AM

Report: Har Nof Terrorist Worked Next to Synagogue

Terrorists unofficially identified as cousins Uday and Rassan Abu Jamal - one of whom worked in store meters from the massacre site.Orli Harari and Tova Dvorin, 11/18/2014, 11:36 AM

Bennett: 'From Now On, Terrorists Will Die in Prison'

Jewish Home Chairman lauds 'life without parole' bill approval, saying 'Israel's security policy is returning to sanity.'Cynthia Blank, 11/3/2014, 10:01 PM

'Life Without Parole' Bill Approved in Second, Third Readings

Bill to prevent more terrorist releases passes after months of controversy; law limits 'prisoner swap' releases.Tova Dvorin, 11/3/2014, 9:09 PM

Report: Israel, Hamas Close to Terrorist Swap Deal

Hamas official boasts of 'bargaining chip' ahead on Facebook page. Israeli officials mum.Ido Ben-Porat, Tova Dvorin, 9/30/2014, 10:02 AM

Investigation into Bowe Bergdahl Abduction Begins

US Army investigates whether or not controversial US captive deserted to join the Taliban.Tova Dvorin, 8/7/2014, 1:17 PM

Bill: Released Terrorists to Return to Prison at Any Time

MKs from across the political spectrum unite to sign bill, which was approved for first reading.Ido Ben-Porat, 7/21/2014, 7:11 PM

Bill Blocking Terrorists' Benefits Passes Second, Third Readings

Landmark initiative to begin removing incentives for terrorist prisoners and 'gestures' to the PA advances in Knesset.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, 7/7/2014, 10:16 PM

Even the PA Blames Terrorist Releases for Kidnapping

Terrorist releases 'show kidnappers that Israel can be blackmailed,' PA official acknowledges. But how sincere is the condemnation?Tova Dvorin, 6/20/2014, 9:51 AM

Liberman: No More Terrorist Releases After Kidnapping

Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman states 'no tolerance' policy toward terrorist releases as IDF search for missing students continues.Tova Dvorin, 6/15/2014, 8:31 AM

'Life Without Parole' Bill Passes Preliminary Knesset Reading

Bill to prevent terrorist releases from becoming the norm passes first major hurdle after series of setbacks.Tova Dvorin, 6/11/2014, 3:13 PM

'Life Without Parole Bill' Approved for Vote

Economics Minister Naftali Bennett posts victory on Facebook shortly after bill passes vote, praises 'end to 'murder deal' only in Israel.'Tova Dvorin, 6/8/2014, 1:05 PM

Taliban Welcomes 'Victory' After US Exchange

Taliban leader issues rare public statement congratulating Islamists over US terrorist release; Afghan government livid over the swap.Tova Dvorin, 6/1/2014, 9:46 PM

Terrorist Pardon Bill will be Debated in Security Cabinet

Prime Minister decides to have the inner cabinet discuss proposed law along with Shamgar Commitee report on prisoner releases.Gil Ronen, 6/1/2014, 2:38 PM

Terrorist Released in Tannenbaum Deal Killed

A terrorist released by Israel in the deal to return Elhanan Tannenbaum has been killed fighting in Syria.Yaakov Levi, 5/26/2014, 8:50 PM

Abbas: 'Unity' Government to Recognize Israel, Denounce Terror

In abrupt about-face, Abbas insists unity government to be forced to recognize Israel - and that the PA will stop int'l legitimacy campaign.Tova Dvorin, 5/21/2014, 7:51 PM

Palestinian Arab Terrorist To Be Deported Back to Israel?

Palestinian Arab woman convicted of involvement in 1969 terror attack has been in hiding in Chicago - until now.Tova Dvorin, 5/18/2014, 7:54 AM

Bill: Pardon for Terrorists Only After Compensating Victims

Knesset approves preliminary reading of bill which states that terrorists will only be released after they pay compensation.Ido Ben Porat and Elad Benari, 5/15/2014, 1:15 AM

Jewish Home Fights Back, Appeals Yesh Atid's Laws

Jewish Home appeals four laws proposed by Yesh Atid, a day after Minister Perry blocked "life sentence for terrorists" bill.Hezki Baruch, 5/14/2014, 2:15 AM

Foreign Minister Urges Knesset to Make Decision on PA Policy

Liberman slams wishy-washiness in Israeli policy toward terrorist releases after last-minute rejection of landmark bill.Tova Dvorin, 5/13/2014, 1:03 PM

Yesh Atid Minister Kills 'Life Sentence for Terrorists' Bill

Yaakov Perry files appeal against bill enforcing life sentences for terrorist prisoners. Jewish Home outraged.Ido Ben Porat and Elad Benari, 5/13/2014, 12:13 AM

Minister Calls for Death Penalty for Convicted Terrorists

Transportation Minister praises 'life without parole' bill as a strong moral principle, says terrorists should be condemned to death.Tova Dvorin and Hezki Baruch, 5/11/2014, 7:56 PM

PA Official: 'How Will Israel Negotiate for Kidnapped Soldiers?'

PA official upset over ministers' approval of bill to prevent the release of terrorist murderers, complains law 'contradicts IDF values'.Yaakov Levi, 5/11/2014, 5:19 PM

'Do They Oppose Releasing Terrorists or Not?'

MK Shaked puzzles over opposition to terrorist release prevention bill by left-wing ministers who claimed to oppose such moves.Nir Har-Zahav, 5/11/2014, 4:51 PM

Ministers Pass 'Life Without Parole' Bill

Bill to enforce life sentences for terrorists passes 7-3 in Committee for Legislation. But will it face an appeal?Tova Dvorin and Hezki Baruch, 5/11/2014, 12:55 PM

Bennett: Yes, We Have to Tie our Own Hands

Economics Minister says his party's bill will prevent Israeli government from releasing terrorists, even if it wants to.Gil Ronen, 5/11/2014, 11:16 AM

Shelly Dadon's Father 'Won't Recover' From His Daughter's Murder

Yaakov Dadon, father of Israeli girl killed in recent suspected terror attack, rejects opposition to bills preventing terror releases.Ari Soffer and Netanel Katz, 5/11/2014, 10:02 AM

Bennett Optimistic About Sunday Bill to Stop Terrorist Releases

Jewish Home leader Naftali Bennett vows to 'put an end to' the practice of releasing terrorist murderers, as two bills up for debate Sunday.Benny Moshe and Ari Soffer, 5/10/2014, 11:09 PM

Bill: Life Sentence without Parole for Terrorists

Jewish Home Chairman vows to vote for bill, which is already being threatened with an appeal by Tzipi Livni. 'We will not relent,' he says.Tova Dvorin, 5/9/2014, 12:52 PM

US Official Claims Israel Torpedoed Talks on Purpose

Martin Indyk lashes out at Israel again over failed peace talks, says 'settlements undermine Israel's Jewish future.'Tova Dvorin, 5/9/2014, 9:18 AM

Ariel: We Can't Release Terrorist Murderers

Housing Minister visits the family of Shelly Dadon, calls for an end of terrorist releases.Hezki Baruch, 5/9/2014, 2:12 AM

'If You Voted to Release Terrorists - We Don't Want to See You'

Bereaved daughter advises ministers who voted to release terrorists not to show up at memorial ceremonies.Shimon Cohen and Elad Benari, 5/5/2014, 12:16 AM

Bereaved Parent: 'Netanyahu's Words are Hollow'

Bereaved parent calls out PM, President, Supreme Court on allowing terrorist releases to go through, asks not to speak on Memorial Day.Benny Toker, 5/3/2014, 11:02 PM

Bereaved Families Tell PM Not to Attend Memorial Day Ceremony

Bereaved families tell PM not to make their pain worse by speaking at ceremony for terror victims after releasing terrorists 3 times.Hezki Baruch, 4/30/2014, 10:07 PM

Little Optimism as Israel, PA Hold Separate Talks with US Envoy

Previous day's talks were 'very difficult' - a new tripartite meeting could be held in the coming days, but no one is optimistic.AFP and Gil Ronen, 4/19/2014, 9:05 PM

Shabak Head: Released Terrorists Can't Return to Judea, Samaria

If the “fourth round” of terrorist prisoner releases takes place, at least 10 terrorists will have to be sent abroad, the Shabak head said.Yosef Berger, 4/17/2014, 8:56 AM

Likud Ministers Warn Bennett – Don't Topple Coalition

Likud officials urge Jewish Home MKs to disobey party leader, who has threatened to leave coalition over prisoner release.Haim Lev, 4/16/2014, 11:21 AM

Report: Prime Minister Unwilling to Torpedo Coalition Over Talks

Netanyahu 'unwilling to turn the world upside down' for Bennett. But what does that actually mean?Tova Dvorin, 4/14/2014, 3:52 PM

'As Soon as Terrorists Board the Bus, I Will Resign'

Deputy Minister Danny Danon reiterates intent to resign if prisoner deal goes through, calls coalition tensions 'test' for Bennett, Likud.Shimon Cohen, 4/14/2014, 2:04 PM

Bennett: Have We No Red Lines?

Economy Minister keeps hammering at proposed deal, says: 'The world despises a country that releases the murderers of children.'Iddo Ben Porat, Gil Ronen, 4/13/2014, 8:37 PM

Arab Terrorists Begin, End New Hunger Strike

Hamas terrorist begins hunger strike over solitary confinement, causing 'solidarity movement' - for a few hours.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/13/2014, 2:57 PM

'Terrorist Release Deal Hurts Israeli Arabs More Than Anyone'

Jewish Home Chairman Naftali Bennett publishes open letter to Israeli Arabs saying deal would turn them into second-class citizens.Shimon Cohen and Tova Dvorin, 4/13/2014, 8:43 AM

Pictures of Terrorists Hang in Israeli Arab City

Complaint filed against the mayor of Baqa al-Gharbiyye, after signs showing terrorists who murdered an IDF soldier are discovered.Elad Benari, Canada, 4/11/2014, 9:02 PM

Minister Says Livni Should Leave the Government

In special interview, Uri Orbach calls HaTnua 'fictitious,' slams Livni for blaming Israel over talks - which he has 'no problem' reviving.Shimon Cohen and Tova Dvorin, 4/11/2014, 2:00 PM

Foreign Minister Offers Talks - But No Terrorist Releases

Avigdor Liberman says Israel 'in favor of negotiations' as long as terrorists remain in prison.Tova Dvorin, 4/8/2014, 9:36 AM

Arch-Terrorist Marwan Barghouti Demands Release from Prison

Palestinian Arab terrorist leader releases new directives to PA, entitled "Insurgency Strategy," and calls for terrorists to be released.Tova Dvorin, 4/6/2014, 2:57 PM

Ramallah Insists Israel Torpedoed Talks

Spokesman claims that Israel used talks to stall for time, brought end to talks by 'building settlements.'Dalit Halevi and Tova Dvorin, 4/6/2014, 8:29 AM

Fresh Protests Against Terrorist Releases in Jerusalem

Bereaved families raise outcry over terrorist releases, 'end to Israel's sovereignty' proposed in possible deal with US and PA.Yishai Karov and Baruch Gordon, 4/2/2014, 5:41 PM

Report: Jonathan Pollard to Be Released in Two Weeks

Israeli source says Pollard deal is in the process of being secured - but at what cost?Uzi Baruch, 4/1/2014, 1:43 PM

US Officials Confirm Pollard's Release is on the Table

Obama administration negotiating with Israel to secure Pollard's release - but it would mean 'significant concessions' for Israel.Tova Dvorin, 4/1/2014, 9:08 AM

Boycott the New York Times

Israel Tenenbaum was expendable, if the NYTimes is to be the source of information on his murderer. Giulio Meotti, 4/1/2014, 12:45 AM