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

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