Court frees Azariya from house arrest on Shabbat

Soldier convicted of manslaughter to be sent to house arrest, but to be permitted to leave house on Shabbat for prayers.David Rosenberg, 7/17/2017, 1:24 PM

Elor Azariya to be released to house arrest

IDF soldier convicted of manslaughter after shooting wounded Arab terrorist to be returned home after 16 months of open arrest on army base.David Rosenberg, 7/17/2017, 8:12 AM

Elor Azariya asks to be released from the IDF, open arrest

Soldier appealing manslaughter conviction asks to be released from arrest since his period of IDF service ends next week.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/13/2017, 6:07 PM

Elor Azariya asks to go home

As his original army release date approaches, Azariya asks court to allow his release until decision is made on appeal of his sentence.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/5/2017, 5:56 PM

'A shame: This never would have happened in America'

Leader of New York Bukharan Jewish community visits Cave of the Patriarchs, site where Elor Azariya shot terrorist.Eliran Aharon, 6/27/2017, 9:34 PM

Elor Azariya hospitalized

IDF soldier jailed for shooting of wounded Arab terrorist rushed to hospital after passing out at army base.Kobi Finkler, 6/25/2017, 5:43 PM

Defense Minister: We won't re-conquer Gaza in the next war

Defense Minister Liberman says PM Netanyahu won't be indicted, Israel is closer than ever to diplomatic solution.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/10/2017, 11:49 PM

No compromise in Azariya case

Prosecution and defense in Azariya case meet to find compromise on length of sentence. Significant differences remain.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/5/2017, 9:20 PM

Chief IDF prosecutor to meet Azariya lawyer for negotiations

Early release for former Sgt. Elor Azariya in the works? Top army prosecutor to meet with attorney for soldier convicted of manslaughter.Uzi Baruch, 6/1/2017, 3:51 PM

'I hope the nation of Israel will rise to the challenge'

Journalist and former MK Sharon Gal campaigns to raise money for soldier Elor Azariya's legal expenses.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/29/2017, 3:44 PM

Last session in Azariya appeal case

The military court convened today for its final session before handing down its decision in the appeals case of soldier Elor Azariya.Shlomo Piotrokovsky, 5/28/2017, 10:24 AM

Brig. Gen. Guy Hazut returns fire

Brig. Gen. Guy Hazut addresses Azaria affair and recorded conversation: 'Tried to help family, others profited at their expense'.Mordechai Sones, 5/24/2017, 11:03 AM

'Azariya never had a chance'

Attorney for former IDF sergeant blasts ruling against client as court hears appeal. 'You can't even consider upholding the sentence'.Shlomo Pyotrovsky, 5/8/2017, 11:14 AM

'Arabs are threatening to murder my son'

Parents of Elor Azariya say they are still the target of harassment by Arabs pledging 'Arab vengeance' and threatening to murder their son.Ido Ben Porat, 5/8/2017, 8:18 AM

'The Jewish people are praying for you, Elor'

Family of soldier convicted of manslaughter express optimism as appeal begins. Lawyer Yoram Sheftel says Jewish people praying for reversal.Reut Hadar, 5/3/2017, 11:19 AM

Appeal hearing for convicted soldier opens

Tel Aviv military court holds appeal hearing for convicted soldier Elor Azariya.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/3/2017, 9:16 AM

'Elor Azariya's prisoner isn't on hunger strike'

Right-wing activist Baruch Marzel says if all soldiers shot terrorists, there would be no hunger strike right now.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/23/2017, 8:02 AM

Elor Azariya released for Passover

Soldier convicted and sentenced for shooting wounded terrorist will celebrate the Passover seder with his family.Reut Hadar, 4/10/2017, 1:58 PM

Report: Contact initiated to cancel appeals in Azariya case

Military prosecution receives letter from representative of Azariya's defense calling to cancel appeals on both sides.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/30/2017, 9:12 AM

The 5 judges who will hear the Azariya appeal

The 5-judge panel which will hear the appeal of Elor Azariya to be chaired by the head of the Military Court of Appeals.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/16/2017, 8:15 PM

'Send my son home'

Family of jailed soldier visits Knesset, turns to President Rivlin, government ministers with appeal to free Elor Azariya.Hezki Baruch, 3/15/2017, 11:53 AM

IDF ethics code author: Azariya acted wrongly

Israel Prize laureate Prof. Asa Kasher, the co-author of the IDF Code of Conduct, says IDF must kill only when absolutely necessary.Hezki Baruch, 3/14/2017, 5:05 PM

South African lawmaker: IDF a 'murderous machine'

Israel to summon South Africa’s ambassador following anti-Israel remarks made by two senior officials.Nitsan Keidar, 3/10/2017, 5:43 AM

Azariya prosecutor 'contemptible and vindictive'

Elor Azariya's attorney Yoram Sheftel condemns Military Prosecutor for submitting a counter appeal over Azariya's prison sentence.Yoel Domb, 3/7/2017, 3:56 PM

Prosecutors appeal Azariya's sentence

Army prosecutors argue Sgt. Elor Azariya should receive a minimum of 2.5 years in prison, say 18-month jail sentence too light.Kobi Finkler, 3/7/2017, 1:39 PM

Elor Azariya's prison sentence delayed

Soldier convicted of manslaughter appeals 18 month sentence, prompting court to delay his transfer to prison.Reut Hadar, 3/2/2017, 7:18 PM

Azariya's attorney describes army threats as "moral blackmail"

Yoram Sheftel, Elor Azariya's lawyer, explained his decision to appeal Azariya's verdict, claiming that the conviction was a 'frame-up'.Yoni Kempinski, 3/2/2017, 12:04 PM

Azariya family vs the Chief Military Prosecutor

Defense Attorney for Elor Azariya accuses Chief Military Prosecutor of attempting to blackmail Azariya family.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/1/2017, 7:20 PM

Azariya to appeal sentence

Attorneys for soldier Elor Azariya to appeal his 18-month sentence for shooting neutralized terrorist.Reut Hadar, 2/28/2017, 12:09 AM

'We could have reconquered Gaza'

Former Chief of Staff: 'No one has any interest in reconquering Gaza,' State Comptroller's report 'totally inaccurate.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/26/2017, 7:45 AM

Liberman: UNHRC 'the Council of Hatred of Israel'

Israeli politicians blast UNHRC over its criticism of the sentencing of soldier Elor Azariya.Elad Benari, Canada, 2/24/2017, 8:26 PM

'Dress up as Elor - win a family vacation'

Activist for Elor Azariya calls on parents to send pictures of their children dressed as Azariya on Purim in order to participate in raffle.Ido ben Porat, 2/24/2017, 2:30 PM

UN blasts Azariya sentence

A representative of the UN Human Rights Council criticizes the 18-month prison sentence of Elor Azariya as 'excessively lenient.'Nitzan Keidar, 2/24/2017, 12:52 PM

Netanyahu: I still support pardon for Azariya

Speaking on official Australia trip, PM talks about Azariya case for first time since sentence announced.Nitzan Keidar, 2/23/2017, 10:15 AM

Poll: Most Jewish Israelis believe Azariya should be pardoned

A new poll indicates that 63% of Jewish Israelis are in favor of a presidential pardon for soldier Elor Azariya.Tal Polon, 2/23/2017, 8:42 AM

Arab League condemns 'racist' sentence for Azariya

Arab League says sentence of 18 months for shooting wounded terrorist shows Israeli 'racism' against Arabs.AFP, 2/22/2017, 4:04 PM

PA condemns 'light sentence' for Azariya

Ramallah PA government meeting concludes with condemnation of Azariya sentence, calls on residents to pay electric and water bills.Ido Ben-Porat, 2/21/2017, 9:51 PM

Yaalon: 'My Azariya remarks were intended to prevent flare-up'

Former DM rejects Azariya judge claim that his statements prior to investigation wrap-up were improper.Shlomo Pietrekovski, 2/21/2017, 7:47 PM

Military Court slams Yaalon for rushing to condemn Azariya

Military court criticizes army figures who jumped to judgement before end of investigation, says it caused harm.Hillel Fendel, 2/21/2017, 6:24 PM

'Azariya sentence sends wrong message to soldiers'

Att'y Gil Nadel understands verdict's critics: 'It's possible to pass a law determining a different punishment scale for this kind of case.'Benny Toker, 2/21/2017, 5:49 PM

'We cannot look at ourselves in the mirror'

MK Oren Hazan pledges to work to free Elor Azariya, calls sentence of 18 months in prison 'sad' and a disgrace.Yoni Kempinski, 2/21/2017, 4:57 PM

Watch: Azariya family sings Hatikva in court

Elor Azariya's family spontaneously sings Israeli national anthem following reading of 18-month sentence.Yoni Kempinski, 2/21/2017, 3:48 PM

'Prosecutors were thirsty for blood'

Azariya defense attorney Yoram Sheftel pledges to appeal decision.Yoni Kempinski, 2/21/2017, 3:02 PM

'Israel's security requires immediate pardon for Azariya'

Politicians react in different ways to Azariya sentence. Some demand immediate pardon, others to respect court sentence.Yoel Domb, 2/21/2017, 2:36 PM

Watch: Azariya sentenced to 18 months in prison

Sgt. Azariya sentenced to 18 months in jail over death of Arab terrorist.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/21/2017, 12:04 PM

Azariya sentence expected on Tuesday

Sgt. Elor Azariya, convicted of manslaughter in January for shooting of wounded terrorist, to be sentenced on Tuesday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/21/2017, 10:59 AM

Brigadier General slams court for Azariya conviction

Gal Hirsch says operational incidents should stay confidential, military needs to handle them under wraps.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/8/2017, 1:24 PM

Did David commit manslaughter when he killed Goliath?

Did Goliath die from the rock, the ensuing fall or the beheading? Did David murder a defenseless prisoner? Tzvi Fishman, 1/31/2017, 11:48 PM

Prosecution seeks 3-5 year sentence for Elor Azariya

Prosecution cites intent in push for 3-5 year imprisonment for soldier who shot wounded terrorist.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/31/2017, 9:37 PM

'I acted because I care'

Mediator between Kfir Brigade Commander and father of Elor Azariya testifies.Nitzan Keidar, 1/31/2017, 1:21 PM

Liberman: Serious mistakes were made

Liberman sent letter to soldier Elor Azariya's attorneys: 'As DM I feel like most citizens of Israel: uncomfortable with verdict.'Uzi Baruch, 1/24/2017, 8:33 PM

"Abu Mazen is an illegitimate leader. The PA does not exist"

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman says at conference that the PA is split between Fatah and Hamas, only a regional framework can bring peaceArutz Sheva Staff, 1/24/2017, 7:13 PM

The IDF discarded my son, and my family collapsed

Elor Azariya's father takes stand at military court: Found 5.56 bullet in mailbox; wife lost over 80 lbs. of her weight since incident.Uzi Baruch, 1/24/2017, 4:58 PM

Hearing on Tuesday for sentencing of Elor Azariya

Prosecution expected to seek 3-5 years in jail as sentencing process of soldier convicted of manslaughter begins on Tuesday.David Rosenberg, 1/24/2017, 8:53 AM

Azariya family reportedly refuses year-and-a-half sentence

Military Prosecution offers plea to soldier convicted of manslaughter: Serve punishment; months of detention already served not counted.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/23/2017, 10:37 PM

Prosecution to seek 3-5 years in jail for Sgt. Elor Azariya

Following manslaughter conviction of soldier who killed wounded terrorist at scene of attack, prosecution to seek 3 to 5 year jail sentence.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/19/2017, 9:04 PM

The IDF’s Azariya trial show 

This trial raises serious questions about the IDF’s rigged judicial system.Dr. Moshe Dann, 1/18/2017, 11:00 AM