Israelis raise money for imprisoned former soldier

A group of Israelis has raised 220,000 shekels for Elor Azariya, who is serving a prison sentence, and his family.Ido Ben Porat, 9/5/2017, 3:07 AM

Elor Azariya's next battle

Since Azariya did not technically complete his full army service, he is not automatically eligible for his release grant.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/13/2017, 7:55 AM

'People close to Azariya torpedoed his pardon'

Leading activist in campaign to free Elor Azariya says deal to pardon soldier was close but ultimately shelved in a fight over credit.Eliran Aharon, 8/10/2017, 9:41 PM

'I am proud of my son'

Elor Azariya's parents speak about their painful feelings following their son's entry into military prison this morning.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/9/2017, 9:43 PM

A sad day for the IDF, a happy day for the Arab enemy

Dozens of Israelis accompany convicted IDF soldier Elor Azariya from his Ramle home to his prison cell.Eliran Aharon, 8/9/2017, 9:31 AM

Watch: Azariya celebrates before entering prison

Former IDF Sgt. Elor Azariya celebrates his mother's birthday before he begins to serve his 18-month prison sentence.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/8/2017, 11:37 PM

Elor Azariya to enter prison tomorrow

Court rejects request to delay prison term in light of appeal to IDF Chief of Staff for leniency.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/8/2017, 6:03 PM

Will IDF court delay Azariya's prison term?

Army court hearts request by former IDF Sgt. Elor Azariya to delay his prison sentence while Chief of Staff weighs sentence reduction.Shlomo Pyutrikovsky, 8/8/2017, 9:39 AM

Will Azariya's prison term be postponed?

Appeals court to hear Elor Azariya's request to delay his entry into prison in light of appeal to IDF Chief of Staff for Amnesty,Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/7/2017, 9:15 PM

'What is the rush to put him in prison?'

Rabbi Ze'ev Sharon said that the IDF prosecutors' decision to oppose Elor Azariya's appeal hurts army morale.Shimon Cohen, 8/7/2017, 3:15 PM

The quality of mercy

The Shmuz on the parsha.Rabbi BenZion Shafier, 8/7/2017, 3:04 PM

The world couldn't care less about the Azariya case outcome

The Azariya case, unlike similar cases in the past, was brought to the world stage on the basis of Israel caring about what the world thinks. Leonie Ben-Simon, 8/7/2017, 12:44 PM

Prosecuters demand Azariya begin prison sentence immediately

Army prosecutors urge court to reject Azariya's request to delay his entry to prison. Former IDF Sgt. scheduled to enter prison Wednesday.Uzi Baruch, Tzvi Lev, 8/7/2017, 9:23 AM

'The right-wing is more than just Netanyahu'

Former Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon calls on Likud voters to abandon Prime Minister Netanyahu. 'The right is more then one person.'Tzvi Lev, 8/6/2017, 3:54 PM

Azariya seeks to delay beginning of jail term

Soldier Elor Azariya seeks to delay jail term until Chief of Staff decides on request for leniency.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/6/2017, 2:16 PM

'You can't run a country this way'

Justice Minister Shaked: Interrogations can be a tool for killing someone's political career. Let prime minister do his job.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/5/2017, 9:53 PM

'Elor and his family are on the right road'

Head of National Union party who mediated between Azariya family and IDF says decision not to go to Supreme Court is the right one.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/3/2017, 6:59 PM

Elor Azariya rules out Supreme Court appeal

Former IDF Sgt. Elor Azariya decides against appealing IDF court's ruling, sends request to Chief of Staff asking for reduction of sentence.Kobi Finkler, 8/3/2017, 4:33 PM

Radio station fined over Azariya attorney's comments

Yoram Sheftel's history of making inflammatory statements led a regulatory board to fine radio station that hosts his show.Tzvi Lev, 8/3/2017, 3:49 PM

'Sheftel despicable, but he has a right to speak'

Zionist Union MK blasts attempts by Meretz to muzzle firebrand attorney though petition to Supreme Court.Ido Ben Porat, Tzvi Lev, 8/1/2017, 3:14 PM

Meretz: Remove Azariya attorney's show from the air

Meretz party appeals to Supreme Court, calling for attorney Yoram Sheftel's show to be taken off the air, claiming he promotes incitement.Tzvi Lev, 8/1/2017, 1:41 PM

The precondition Azariya must fulfill to be pardoned

IDF officer says only Elor Azariya can ask for leniency amid politicians' calls for a pardon.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/31/2017, 10:29 PM

'Without the nation of Israel, we would not have survived'

Elor Azariya's father warns severe consequences if IDF soldiers can't shoot terrorists, thanks Israeli public for outpouring of support.Ido Ben Porat, 7/31/2017, 3:15 PM

Azariya attorney: Chief of Staff too fat to be a soldier

Azariya defense attorney Yoram Sheftel blasts IDF Chief of Staff Eizenkot: 'Someone that overweight doesn't project image of a soldier'.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/31/2017, 12:28 PM

'It's up to Azariya to decide whether to appeal decision'

Journalist, ex-MK Sharon Gal says that only former IDF Sgt. Elor Azariya will decide whether to appeal Sunday's verdict to Supreme Court.Tzvi Lev, 7/31/2017, 10:58 AM

'We heard Eizenkot but we're going to the Supreme Court'

Despite Chief of Staff's statement, family of Elor Azariya intent on appealing his sentence to the Supreme Court.Yoni Kempinski, 7/31/2017, 12:05 AM

'We will consider request for leniency for Azariya'

Gen. Gadi Eisenkot says military court held fair trial for Elor Azariya, will give serious consideration to request for sentence reduction.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/30/2017, 9:15 PM

'Thank you to all the sane people who supported us'

Father of convicted soldier: '90% of Israel knows Elor is innocent of all wrongdoing.'Yoni Kempinski, 7/30/2017, 7:44 PM

'The terrorists are laughing at us, its an embarassment'

Azariya's mother rips judges after appeal rejected. Court rules he will enter jail in 10 days, but his lawyers will appeal to Supreme Court.Yoni Kempinski, 7/30/2017, 6:42 PM

Netanyahu calls for pardoning Elor Azariya

Israeli politicians respond to rejection of Azariya appeal, call for family to seek pardon rather than pursue further appeals.Gary Willig, 7/30/2017, 5:30 PM

Court rejects Azariya's appeal

IDF court of appeals rules against former Sgt. Elor Azariya, rejects appeal of his conviction, leaves 18-month sentence in place.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/30/2017, 3:42 PM

Attorney: Confirming killing was standard operating procedure

Azariya's attorney speaks with journalists at court, quotes description of killing confirmation after 2002 terrorist attack.Mordechai Sones, 7/30/2017, 1:42 PM

Elor Azariya returns home

Soldier convicted of manslaughter after shooting wounded terrorist return home for house arrest as he awaits outcome of appeal.David Rosenberg, 7/20/2017, 8:48 AM

'Temple Mount terror attack shows Elor Azariya was justified'

Lawyer for Elor Azariya says video of terrorist getting up and continuing attack shows his client was right to shoot wounded terrorist.Eliran Aharon, 7/19/2017, 10:18 PM

Elor's friends: We hope he is found 'not guilty' on appeal

Elor Azariya's fellow soldiers released from regular army service show solidarity with convicted soldier released to house arrest.Tal Polon, 7/18/2017, 3:08 PM

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