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

Soldier confined to base for pro-Azariya Facebook post

IDF soldier confined to base for 28 days after failing to take down Facebook post supporting Elor Azariya.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/15/2017, 10:52 PM

Liberman to Azariya's lawyer: Calm everyone down

Israel's Defense Minister says media attention harms Elor Azariya, issue was mishandled.Shimon Cohen, 1/15/2017, 8:22 AM

Army report suggests morale declining among combat soldiers

In wake of Azariya conviction, majority of combat soldiers in IDF believe commanders wouldn't back them up in an investigation.David Rosenberg, 1/12/2017, 5:16 PM

'Open investigation against Kfir Commander over Azariya case'

Attorney on Elor Azariya's defense team calls for an investigation of Brigade Commander who pressured soldier's father not to appeal.Tal Polon, 1/12/2017, 3:24 PM

'The Army behaved like a mafia'

Elor Azariya's attorney reacts to the recent conversation which the Kfir Brigade Commander held with Charlie Azariya.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/12/2017, 9:44 AM

IDF commander advises Azariya's father not to appeal verdict

Major-General Gai Hazut, Kfir brigade commander, advised Elor Azariya's father not to appeal verdict in return for reduced jail time.Yoel Domb, 1/11/2017, 10:35 PM

Kfir Brigade Commander met with Charlie Azariya

Meeting held with mediation of Ophir Sofer, former deputy to Paratrooper's Battalion Commander, today General Secretary of National Union.Mordechai Sones, 1/10/2017, 8:54 PM

'Soldiers not affected by Azariya verdict'

Head of IDF Southern Command says soldiers who kill terrorists and abide by the rules of engagement are supported by command.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/10/2017, 4:58 PM

Liberman's advice to Elor Azariya: Don't appeal

Defense Minister says no link between Azariya trial and soldier conduct at yesterday's attack, calls on Azariya not to appeal verdict.Hezki Baruch, 1/9/2017, 3:50 PM

Eyewitness: Hesitation to shoot may have cost lives

Tour guide says things would have been better if soldiers had opened fire earlier, blames hesitation on Elor Azariya's conviction.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/9/2017, 8:08 AM

Are judges immune to public discussion?

Atty. Alan Dershowitz relates to the case of IDF soldier Sgt. Elor Azariya.ILTV, 1/9/2017, 1:24 AM

Has America lost its soul?

Despite the violence pervading America, no one says it should be dismantled. Jack Engelhard, 1/8/2017, 11:40 PM

'Please stop listening to unsubstantiated reports'

Noam Kadar, a cadet on the scene at Armon Hanatziv, sharply criticizes claims that cadets ran away and did not shoot at the terrorist.Reut Hadar, 1/8/2017, 10:58 PM

MK Oren Hazan: terror attack direct result of Elor Azariya trial

MK Oren Hazan (Likud) says soldiers hesitated to shoot at terrorist because of Elor Azariya verdict which weakened IDF's deterrent effect.Hezki Baruch, 1/8/2017, 3:29 PM

Police arrest man suspected of inciting against Chief of Staff

Police arrest a resident of Jerusalem who took part in a demonstration during the reading of the verdict of Elor Azariya.Orli Harari, 1/8/2017, 1:46 AM

Israelis rally for unity after soldier's manslaughter verdict

Wounded IDF veteran initiates unity rally in Tel Aviv, says he's 'appalled' at amount of hate expressed after Azariya's verdict.AFP, 1/7/2017, 11:25 PM

Former Defense Minister: This is a blood libel

Former Defense Minsiter Ya'alon says he didn't decide Azariya's fate, calls accusations a 'blood libel.'Uzi Baruch, 1/7/2017, 10:12 PM

Whoever adds, detracts

A special column by Israeli journalist Sivan Rahav-Meir discusses Elor Azariya and the late Yaakov Neeman. Translated by Shoshana Silver.Sivan Rahav-Meir, 1/7/2017, 9:02 PM

Netanyahu, Lapid tied as top picks for Prime Minister

Yesh Atid leads Likud in latest poll; majority of Israelis disagree with conviction of Elor Azariya.David Rosenberg, 1/6/2017, 8:04 AM

Uzi Dayan: The court will not teach me the rules of engagement

Former Deputy Chief of Staff, General Uzi Dayan slams court for saying his position counters rules of engagement, says 'I wrote the rules.'Yoel Domb, 1/5/2017, 9:41 PM

'Attacks on Azariya verdict threaten democracy'

Supreme Court President says criticism of military court following Azariya verdict crosses boundaries of political discourse in democracy.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/5/2017, 6:49 PM

Op-ed: Killing a terrorist is moral

Azariya was the moral Jew, not the Israeli judges who convicted him of manslaughter.Moshe Feiglin, 1/5/2017, 3:52 PM