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Audio: Families of Terror Victims Speak Out on Prisoner Release

"I'm glad they didn't find my son's killers," says terror victim's mother.
1/2/2014, 2:57 PM

A7 Radio's "Reality Bytes" with Josh Hasten
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On today's "Reality Bytes Radio with Josh Hasten," Sherri Mandell, whose son Koby was murdered in a terror attack more than 12 years ago, and currently is the co-director of the Koby Mandell Foundation, which runs programs for bereaved families, discusses her most recent blog in which she says the government of Israel has once again betrayed the families of the victims by releasing another 26 terrorist murderers from prison. In her emotional "Times of Israel" column, Mandell says that she hopes that her son's killers are not caught since one day she too might have to face seeing them being released as a gesture for "peace."

Also on the show, Christian journalist for Insight to Israel, and Jerusalem resident Michael Ganoe, reveals how he was able to infiltrate into a reception held for one of the released terrorists in order to expose to the world, how those set free are revered and given a heroes welcome back into society. Ganoe also gives an impassioned plea to Jews living in the US to come home to Israel. 
Finally, veteran Yesha activist/spokeswoman and emergency first responder Yehudit Tayar talks about the latest murder conviction for one of the terrorists responsible for the deaths of Asher and Yonatan Palmer HY'D in a rock attack two years ago. Tayar who has been showing support for the surviving family members throughout the duration of the trial is also horrified by the injustice of the prisoner release.  

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Josh Hasten is the President of the Bar-Am Public Relations firm based in Jerusalem and the CAMERA organization's 2009 Letter Writer of the Year. He is the founder of, a service which gives pro-Israel advocates the opportunity to improve their chances of getting their ideas published in the media. Josh hosts the Reality Bytes podcast live every Thursday from 9:00 am - 11:00 am Israel time on Arutz Sheva -  Israel National Radio.
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