'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

'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

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

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

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

Drama in Azariya case

Elor Azariya's original defense lawyers resigned from the defense of his appeal. Attorney Yoram Sheftel will conduct his appeal.Yoel Domb, 3/1/2017, 5:58 PM

'Prosecutors were thirsty for blood'

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

'We're going to tear the Azariya ruling apart'

Senior Israeli jurist Yoram Sheftel joins Azariya defense team, pledges to overturn conviction on appeal.Yedidya Ben-Or, 1/5/2017, 9:13 AM

'You should have burned to death in your tank'

Supporter of Elor Azariya, activist Ofer Golan, apologizes for telling left-wing journalist he should have 'burned to death.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/27/2016, 10:31 PM

Ardent atheist - and staunch Zionist

One of Israel's most famous lawyers, Yoram Sheftel is a strong advocate for Zionism - and a total atheist. A look into his unique worldview.Shimon Cohen, 5/3/2016, 9:28 AM

'The only Duma criminals are the interrogators'

Attorneys of Jewish suspects say legal system must follow its own rules and throw out confessions extracted in 'barbaric torture.'Yoni Kempinski, 3/3/2016, 4:56 PM

Complaint filed against artist who called to kill right-wingers

‘Join the Israeli intifada against the Nazis of Israel’s right’ writes artist Meir Mendelssohn. Ben-Ari: 'This is a test of the system'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/17/2015, 1:24 PM

Kulanu Blasted over 'Obsequious' Apology to US

Moshe Kahlon is guilty of weakening Israel's ability to stand up for itself on the international scene, Attorney Yoram Sheftel argues.Benny Toker, 6/19/2015, 2:56 PM

'Attorney General Kept Channel 10 Terrorists Afloat'

Attorney Sheftel slams Weinstein's decision to bail out bankrupt Channel 10 'post-Zionist terrorist gang' for another half-year.Benny Toker, Ari Yashar, 1/2/2015, 1:52 PM

'Israel's Most Bitter Western Enemy is America'

After particularly harsh condemnation of Jerusalem building, attorney Sheftel warns Obama will condemn Tel Aviv building next.Benny Toker, Ari Yashar, 10/3/2014, 3:02 PM

'Mahmoud Abbas Saved Israel From Israel'

Analyst says unity deal timing shows Abbas a mere extortionist, hopes Netanyahu holds firm 'because he was ready to submit.'Benny Toker, Ari Yashar, 4/25/2014, 12:58 PM

'Kerry is the Lapdog of the Arabs'

Attorney Yoram Sheftel says Kerry 'soaked with hatred of Israel,' with a moderator like this 'who needs enemies?'Benny Toker, Ari Yashar, 4/11/2014, 1:23 PM

Radio Host Apologizes For Attack on Hareidi Leader

Senior Attorney Sheftel says didn't wish for Rabbi Shteinman's death by saying 'may his name and memory be erased.'Chaim Lev, Ari Yashar, 3/20/2014, 4:22 PM

Frustration at Peace Talks Grows as Rockets Continue

Attorney Yoram Sheftel speaks on the presumption of continuing talks, if they do nothing to stop Hamas terror.Tova Dvorin, 3/14/2014, 1:23 PM

Attorney Accuses Opposition Leader of 'Treason'

Sheftel says Herzog 'betrayed' Israel in Kerry meeting, by pushing foreign agenda. Accuses left of siding with 'Arab enemy.'Ari Yashar, 3/7/2014, 2:26 PM

Legal Expert: Draft Law 'Shameful, Scandalous' - and Ineffective

Attorney Yoram Sheftel slams the Equal Burden Law calling for hareidi draft, claims it will encourage more men to dodge the draft.Tova Dvorin, 2/7/2014, 1:59 PM

'US Plans Auschwitz Borders To Complete Holocaust'

Attorney Yoram Sheftel notes American and European complicity in the Holocaust, warns against submitting to current pressure.Ari Yashar, 1/31/2014, 1:19 PM

'Kerry is not Messiah; He is the Enemy'

Attorney Yoram Sheftel, in interview with Arutz Sheva, fires back at US claims that they have Israel's security interests at heart.Tova Dvorin, 1/18/2014, 10:26 PM

Police Complaint Filed Against Former Chief of Staff

Attorney Yoram Sheftel has filed a police report against former Chief of Staff for obstructing infamous fraud investigation.Tova Dvorin , 11/4/2013, 4:25 PM

'You Can’t Rely on America'

Legal expert warns Israel against relying on American support in case of trouble: "Even when they do act, they’re too late."Maayana Miskin, 9/1/2013, 10:38 AM

‘How Can the Left Admire Stalin?’

“Stalin, like Hitler, was one of the greatest murderers of all time,” he said.Maayana Miskin, 3/10/2013, 12:57 PM

Critics: Netanyahu Failed, Caved to World Opinion

Criticism of PM Netanyahu continues as activists, rabbis accuse him of sacrificing Israel's safety for the sake of world opinion.Maayana Miskin, 11/23/2012, 10:53 AM

‘Everyone Lost in Olmert’s Trial’

The Olmert trial left everyone a loser, from Olmert to the prosecution, to the court system itself, says Attorney Yoram Sheftel. Maayana Miskin, 7/13/2012, 10:40 AM

'Obama's Attitude Towards Pollard Proves His Anti-Semitism'

Attorney Yoram Sheftel: White House announcement that Pollard won't be released proves Obama is an anti-Semite.Elad Benari, Canada, 6/16/2012, 12:54 AM

Sheftel: State Failed in Ulpana's Case

Attorney Yoram Sheftel says that the State has failed in the way it dealt with the Ulpana neighborhood.Elad Benari, 5/11/2012, 3:15 AM

‘Israel’s Most Hated Man’ Speaks

Attorney Yoram Sheftel speaks of his defense of convicted Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk.Maayana Miskin, 3/18/2012, 4:55 AM

Sheftel: Time to End High Court ‘Dictatorship’

Attorney Yoram Sheftel welcomes the new legislation on the Supreme Court. "The left has created a Supreme Court dictatorship."Elad Benari, 11/17/2011, 11:46 PM

Sheftel: Demjanjuk Verdict is a ‘Farce’

Israeli attorney Yoram Sheftel, who represented Demjanjuk during his trial in Israel, responds to his conviction in Germany.Elad Benari, 5/13/2011, 1:16 AM

Sheftel: Amos Oz Culpable For Fogel Murders

Attorney Yoram Sheftel takes aim at the rhetoric of leftist leaders saying they are responsible for inciting the murder of fellow Jews.Gabe Kahn., 3/18/2011, 1:20 PM

Atty. Sheftel on Katzav: Judges' Sense of Justice Questionable

Maverick lawyer Yoram Sheftel: "Justice was not served in the Katzav case, judges couldn't withstand media pressure, no evidence against Katzav."Hillel Fendel, 12/30/2010, 5:17 PM

U.S. Freeze Guarantees Still Have not Arrived

The Americans have still not provided the guarantees that will enable Netanyahu to present the proposed 2nd construction freeze to the Cabinet.Hillel Fendel, 11/22/2010, 11:41 AM