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Israel-PA Talks to Begin Today in Jerusalem

Amid an air of secrecy, Israeli and Palestinian Authority chief negotiators are set to begin renewed "peace talks" in Israel's capital.Ari Soffer, 8/14/2013, 3:28 PM

Ex-Minister Slams ‘Unprincipled’ Prisoner Release

Former minister slams Netanyahu, says terrorist release was about political survival, not principles.Maayana Miskin, 8/14/2013, 1:21 PM

MK Danon: Is Tzipi Livni our Leader?

Deputy defense minister points to internal Likud opposition to decision to release terrorists.Gil Ronen, 8/14/2013, 8:03 AM

Abbas to Freed Terrorists: You're Just the Beginning

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas personally greeted 11 freed terrorists and said: "Allah willing, all prisoners will be freed."Elad Benari, 8/14/2013, 3:14 AM

Freed Terrorists Return to Their Homes

The 26 terrorists that Israel freed have arrived in Ramallah and Gaza. Abbas greeted the 11 who arrived in Ramallah.Elad Benari, 8/14/2013, 1:24 AM

Like Thieves in the Night

Government attempts to soften impact of prisoner release on public morale by preventing public scenes of jubilation - but will it work?Ari Soffer, 8/13/2013, 8:30 PM

Ya'alon: Terrorist Release Decision Taken 'With a Heavy Heart'

Despite his "heavy hearted" decision, Minister of Defense skeptical as to whether current negotiations will lead to peace.Ari Soffer, 8/13/2013, 2:24 PM

High Court Rejects Motion to Block Terror Release

Terror victims’ group held on to hope until the last minute, but High Court said it would not prevent terrorists’ release.Maayana Miskin and Gil Ronen, 8/13/2013, 11:10 AM

Ministers Ignored Shin Bet, Added Terrorists to List

Ministers ignored recommendations from Israeli intelligence agents in order to ‘strengthen Abu Mazen.’Maayana Miskin, 8/13/2013, 9:23 AM

Some Terrorists to be Freed Murdered after Oslo Signing

Arutz Sheva reveals: claim that terrorists being freed this week committed their acts before the Oslo accords were signed is not true.Arutz Sheva, 8/12/2013, 10:45 AM

Abbas Vows to Free All Terrorists

PA Chairman vows that none of the terrorists that Israel will release will be deported to areas other than Judea, Samaria and Gaza.Elad Benari, 8/12/2013, 5:43 AM

Terrorists Who Murdered Seniors with Axes to be Released

17 terrorists who were convicted of murdering Israelis are among the 26 that Israel will set. Arutz Sheva brings a partial list.Elad Benari, 8/12/2013, 2:13 AM

Ministers Approve Release of 26 Terrorists

The ministerial committee headed by Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon has approved the release of 26 terrorists as part of a gesture to the PA.Elad Benari, 8/11/2013, 11:32 PM

MK: Jailed PA Murderers Make $3,400 a Month

Deputy Foreign Minister Elkin opposes idea that "releasing terrorists brings peace, and building a kindergarten prevents peace.”Gil Ronen, 8/11/2013, 9:47 PM

Bereaved Families Ask: ‘Israelis, Where Are You?’

Families of terror victims call on the public to join them in their campaign to halt the release of convicted murderersMaayana Miskin, 8/11/2013, 1:47 PM

Bennett: Haaretz Misquoted Me on Terrorists

Economy Minister says: I never said there was no problem in killing Arabs. Haaretz misquoted me.Elad Benari, 8/9/2013, 2:13 AM

Gidon Levy to Meet Families of Jewish Prisoners

Radical left-wing journalist invited to meeting after comments he made urging release of jailed Israeli-Arab terrorists.Ari Soffer, 8/8/2013, 8:53 AM

State Responds to Terror Release Appeal

State attorneys challenge that the courts do not have the right to intervene in gov't decision to release terrorists.Ari Soffer, 8/7/2013, 2:15 PM

Erekat: Israel Will Release 26 Terrorists in 10 Days

PLO negotiator says Israel will release 26 terrorists on August 13.Elad Benari, 8/4/2013, 5:11 AM

Livni: Much Worse to Free Terrorists With a Gun to Your Head

Justice Minister says Israel won't release terrorists unless the PA shows it's serious about negotiating.Elad Benari, Canada, 8/2/2013, 11:16 PM

Bennett: Releasing Terrorists is Contrary to All Values

Economy Minister attends a memorial service marking seven years since the death of IDF hero Lt. Col. Emanuel Moreno.Elad Benari, 8/2/2013, 4:16 AM

‘I’m Happy My Son’s Murderers Weren’t Found’

Mother of terror victim says seeing murderers escape is easier than seeing them released by Israel.Yoni Kempinski and A7 staff, 7/31/2013, 11:26 PM

Watchdog Warns Ministers: We're Following You, We Won't Forget

Matot Arim releases its semi-annual report, documenting the performance of nationalist MKs "for posterity and primaries."Arutz Sheva, 7/31/2013, 2:59 PM

Video: Congress Members Object to Israel Releasing Terrorists

Members of the U.S. Congress have expressed their objection to Israel’s decision to release 104 terrorists as a gesture to the PA.Elad Benari, 7/31/2013, 3:44 AM

Terror Survivor: We Can Only Look Forward

Asael Shabo recalls terror massacre, speaks of his experience on Jewish-Arab sports team.Maayana Miskin, 7/30/2013, 2:22 PM

Govt. Watchdog: Reveal Secret Terrorist Release Report

Quality Government group calls to publish the report that guides government on terrorist release.Maayana Miskin, 7/30/2013, 9:07 AM

PA: Prisoners Aren't Terrorists, but Some Israelis Are

The PA, angered by Bennett's comments that terrorists should be killed, claims that "occupying" Israeli politicians are the real terrorists.Elad Benari, 7/30/2013, 6:29 AM

Minister Katz: Our 'Peace Partners' Are Vile People

Transportation Minister says that releasing terrorists will not change the other side's hatred towards Israel.Elad Benari, 7/30/2013, 4:15 AM

MK: Let's Just Shut Down Shin Bet

MK Shaked expresses frustration over prisoner release: "Why invest so many resources chasing terrorists, if they all go free in the end?"Gil Ronen, 7/29/2013, 11:59 AM

Netanyahu Said: Freeing Terrorists Strengthens Terror

Just five years ago, Netanyahu declared that releasing prisoners “reflects weakness and a loss of direction.”Gil Ronen, 7/29/2013, 9:17 AM

Struk: Why Did the Government Lie About Releasing Terrorists?

MK Orit Struk demands an inquiry into an incident in which the government presented false information on releasing terrorists.Elad Benari, 7/29/2013, 3:14 AM

Terrorist to be Released: There Will be More Intifadas

One of the terrorists who will be released said two months ago that Arabs will continue to rise up against Israel.Elad Benari, 7/29/2013, 2:16 AM

Feiglin: Fight Terrorist Release by Voting Against the Budget

MK Moshe Feiglin calls on MKs from all parties to vote against the state budget to protest the release of terrorists.Elad Benari, 7/29/2013, 1:13 AM

Akunis: Govt. Misled Me on Terrorist Release

Deputy Minister claims officials involved in negotiations intentionally misled him.Maayana Miskin, 7/28/2013, 4:22 PM

Saar: Freeing Terrorists in Israel's Interest

Minister Gidon Saar says terrorist release will ultimately be best for Israel. Other MKs, Ministers strongly disagreeMaayana Miskin, 7/28/2013, 4:20 PM

Cabinet Okays Referendum Bill for Final Status Agreement

The Cabinet passes a referendum bill to require the approval of the entire citizenry of Israel before any agreement with the PA passes.Chana Ya'ar, 7/28/2013, 4:07 PM

Bayit Yehudi: PM Elected to Make Right, Not Difficult Decisions

Bayit Yehudi MK Ayelet Shaked joined demonstrators Sunday to protest the prime minister’s plan to release terrorist prisoners.Chana Ya'ar, 7/28/2013, 3:08 PM

Journalist: ‘Heavy Heart’? Don’t Believe It

Journalist says talk of tough decisions, close vote on prisoner release are government spin.Maayana Miskin, 7/28/2013, 2:07 PM

Arab Media: Negotiations Invite to Include ’67 Lines’

PA daily says official US invite to talks will include ’1967 lines’ despite official Israeli stance.Maayana Miskin, 7/28/2013, 12:30 PM

'No Place for Bayit Yehudi in This Government'

MK joins victims' families in last-minute protest, suggests his party leave the government.Maayana Miskin, 7/28/2013, 12:08 PM

MKs: Has America Ever Freed Murderers?

MKs ask why American officials urge Israel to free killers, while continuing to hold Jonathan Pollard.Maayana Miskin, 7/28/2013, 11:18 AM

‘Why Hunt Down German Nazis, but Release Muslim Nazis?’

Father whose wife and three young children were killed by terrorists doesn’t understand Israel’s approach to murderers.Maayana Miskin, 7/28/2013, 9:32 AM

On the Release List: Terrorists who Murdered Children

Terrorist release list includes several who murdered children, unarmed captives.Maayana Miskin, 7/28/2013, 8:26 AM

Terror Victims' Families: Netanyahu Caved...Again

The Almagor terror victims' organization has sent Netanyahu a letter of protest over his decision to release 104 terrorists.Elad Benari, 7/28/2013, 5:51 AM

Bennett: Terrorists Should be Killed, Not Released

Economy Minister says he will vote against release of terrorists ahead of peace talks.Elad Benari, 7/28/2013, 5:12 AM

PM's Open Letter to Citizens: Full Text

In a rare communication, Netanyahu spells out his rationale for releasing terrorists, despite opposition by the public.Gil Ronen, 7/27/2013, 10:18 PM

Dep. Min. Danon: Release of Terrorists is 'Lunacy'

Deputy Defense Minister asks ministers to vote against the planned release Sunday, citing “consensus in Likud.”Gil Ronen, 7/27/2013, 9:30 PM

Abbas: Expect 'Joyful News' Sunday

PA chairman comment to journalists in Ramallah confirms impending release of terrorist prisoners.Gil Ronen, 7/27/2013, 9:14 PM

Number of Terrorists to be Freed Grows to 104

Netanyahu will ask government to approve release of 104 terrorist murderers who have been in jail for 20 years.Gil Ronen, 7/27/2013, 8:55 PM

Poll: Israelis Oppose Releasing Terrorists

Almost 85% of Israelis oppose the release of terrorists in order to restart peace talks, finds new poll.Elad Benari, Canada, 7/27/2013, 2:11 AM

Minister: Talks to Start Next Week

Silvan Shalom says Israel will begin talks with Abbas next week, and will free terrorists within two weeks.Maayana Miskin, Chana Ya'ar, 7/25/2013, 2:51 PM

Bereaved Parents Horrified by Terrorist Release

‘How is this possible? How?’ demands mother of boy who was kidnapped, murdered by terrorists who are to be set free.Maayana Miskin, 7/25/2013, 12:13 AM

Report: Netanyahu to Free Terrorists, but Allow Construction

Following Bayit Yehudi pressure and popular opposition to prisoner release, PM reportedly planning to allow Judea-Samaria constructionMaayana Miskin, 7/24/2013, 2:53 PM

Report: PM Demanded US Free Pollard, as Israel Let Terrorists Go

A report on Channel Two said that Prime Minister Netanyahu demanded a price from the U.S. for Israeli 'gestures' to the PADavid Lev, 7/22/2013, 10:01 PM

Report: Netanyahu to Free 82 Terrorists

Channel 10: Netanyahu intends to free terrorist murderers as “gesture” for “peace” negotiationsGil Ronen and Ari Soffer, 7/21/2013, 10:07 PM

MKs: Stop Terrorist Release as ‘Good-Will Gesture’

New bill would prevent ‘diplomatic’ terrorist release, restrict early pardons to humanitarian cases.Maayana Miskin, 6/23/2013, 10:30 AM

PA’s ‘Moderate’ Fayyad Calls to Free All Terrorists

PA second-in-command says it is wrong to imprison Arabs for terrorism against Israel.Maayana Miskin, 4/28/2013, 8:41 AM