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Jury to decide on death sentence for Parkland shooter

Nikolas Cruz, who attacked high school in Parkland, Florida, returns to court for penalty phase of his case.

Jury to decide on death sentence for Parkland shooter

The death penalty for terrorists

Calls for the death penalty for terrorists are visceral desires for revenge, no preventative measures. Op-ed.

The death penalty for terrorists

Will the US revoke Mahmoud Abbas' visa?

How iis it that the PA chariman who calls for the death penalty for anyone selling property to Jews is welcome in the USA? Op-ed.

Will the US revoke Mahmoud Abbas' visa?

UAE suspends execution of Israeli accused of drug smuggling

The 43-year-old Arab Israeli from Haifa was caught with more than a pound of cocaine in her possession last year.

UAE suspends execution of Israeli accused of drug smugglingplayer

Iranian-Swedish national to be executed this month, no prisoner exchange

Iranian court spokesman says death sentence for Swedish-Iranian Ahmadreza Djalali is final despite international condemnation.

Swedish national to be executed this month, no prisoner exchange

Death Penalty

It seems that it is insufficient to destroy the families’ houses. Additional steps are urgently needed, the death penalty among them.Op-ed.

Death Penalty

"He gave a Rabbi a ride and they murdered him with axes"

Friends of one of the victims of the terrorist killing spree in Elad recount how the victim was only there to help a stranded traveler.

"He gave a Rabbi a ride and they murdered him with axes"

Trouble in Paradise? Israeli woman sentenced to death in Dubai

The photographer had relocated to the Gulf state following an invitation from an Arab Palestinian friend.

Trouble in Paradise? Israeli woman sentenced to death in Dubaiplayer

Federal prosecutors won't seek death penalty for Poway shooter

Federal prosecutors will not seek the death penalty for man charged in deadly shooting at Chabad of Poway in April 2019.

Federal prosecutors won't seek death penalty for Poway shooter

Virginia abolishes the death penalty

Virginia becomes the 23rd state to abolish the death penalty and the first in the south to do so.

Virginia abolishes the death penalty

'Prison sentences for terrorist won't bring our grandson back'

Grandparents of newborn killed in drive-by shooting terrorist attack call for death penalty for terrorist, tougher counter-terror measures.

'Prison sentences for terrorist won't bring our grandson back'

Where they don't kill Jews

Where they don't kill Jews

Number of executions globally dropped significantly in 2019

Number of executions drops globally, but certain countries still see a rise.

Number of executions globally drops

Prosecutors seek death penalty for Poway synagogue shooter

San Diego County District Attorney’s Office to seek death penalty for Poway synagogue shooter John Earnest.

Prosecutors seek death penalty for Poway shooter

Monsey attacker could face the death penalty

Federal prosecutor says Grafton Thomas could face the death penalty if critically wounded victim dies.

Monsey attacker could face the death penalty

Lawyers of Pittsburgh shooter argue against death penalty

Lawyers for Robert Bowers claim his potential death sentence is unconstitutional.

Lawyers of Pittsburgh shooter argue against death penalty

Execution date set for Jewish death row inmate in Texas

Jewish prisoner who accused sentencing judge of anti-Semitism given date for execution.

Execution date set for Jewish death row inmate in Texas

Accosted woman takes matter into her own hands, teaching lesson

Sometimes an insult alone may be grievous enough to deserve swift retribution in the form of corporeal punishment. Opinion.

Accosted woman takes matter into her own hands, teaching lesson

'This is terrorism, not pedophilia'

Yisrael Beytenu chairman Avigdor Liberman demands death penalty for man who raped 7-year-old.

'This is terrorism, not pedophilia'

'Serious mistake not to allow the death penalty'

Family of soldier killed when terrorist threw marble slab on his head slams army for refusing to request death penalty for son's killer.

'Serious mistake not to allow the death penalty'

Saudi teen facing execution for 'crimes" he commited at age 10

'It's appalling that he is facing execution for offenses that include gov't protests while he was just 10,' Amnesty International says.

Saudi teen facing execution for 'crimes" he commited at age 10

Signs in Jerusalem: Death penalty now

Activists from Im Tirtzu hang signs across Jerusalem calling for the death penalty for terrorists in wake of murder of Ori Ansbacher.

Signs in Jerusalem: Death penalty now

MK Ilatov to Benny Begin: 'You need to be dealt with'

During Knesset Constitution Committee debate MK Ilatov speaks against MK Benny Begin who opposes death penalty for terrorists.

MK Ilatov to Benny Begin: 'You need to be dealt with'player

'We're speculating with our children's blood'

Bereaved parents demand vote for terrorist death penalty: 'We could've saved lives of 100 people if death penalty was imposed on terrorists'

'We're speculating with our children's blood'player

Likud freezes 'death penalty for terrorists' bill

Coalition Chairman instructs committee not to hold vote on Yisrael Beytenu's bill seeking to make it easier to execute terrorists.

Likud freezes 'death penalty for terrorists' billplayer

Begin rips 'Death Penalty for Terrorists' bill

Likud MK and son of former Prime Minister calls death penalty bill 'harmful and foolish proposal', vows to vote against it.

Begin rips 'Death Penalty for Terrorists' bill

Death penalty for terrorists: 'I don't believe Liberman'

Bereaved father sick of promises, no longer believes politicians. 'We don't speak language of Middle East and it costs in blood.'

Death penalty for terrorists: 'I don't believe Liberman'

Security chief opposes 'death penalty for terrorists' bill

Shin Bet internal security agency chief Nadav Argaman says death penalty won't deter terrorists, warns situation in PA 'highly unstable'.

Security chief opposes 'death penalty for terrorists' bill

Liberman: 'We won't stop until the mission is completed'

Bill to be brought Wednesday for discussion in Law Committee ahead of Knesset's approval in first reading. DM: 'We won't give up.'

Liberman: 'We won't stop until the mission is completed'

Energy Minister promises to block death penalty for terrorists

Yuval Steinitz refers to Gaza situation and attempts to consolidate calm: 'Possible to reach arrangement without bodies of Goldin and Shaul'

Energy Minister promises to block death penalty for terrorists

Netanyahu okays 'death penalty for terrorists' bill

Following pressure from Bennett, PM gives green light to bill making it easier for terrorists convicted of murder to be executed.

Netanyahu okays 'death penalty for terrorists' bill

Prosecutors to seek death penalty for Pittsburgh shooter

Federal prosecutors seeking approval to pursue the death penalty against Robert Bowers.

Prosecutors to seek death penalty for Pittsburgh shooter

'Leadership cut off from people of Israel'

MK Oren Hazan attacks helplessness in face of terror, calls on government to act hard against terrorists including collective punishment.

'Leadership cut off from people of Israel'player

Bereaved family boycotts murder trial

Family of Staff Sergeant Ronen Lubarsky boycotts murder trial for terrorist after understanding that terrorist won't get the death penalty.

Bereaved family boycotts murder trialplayer

Terror victim's family storms out of court during trial

Father and brother of murdered soldier Ronen Lubarsky protest terrorist's trial with judges who cannot sentence him to death.

Terror victim's family storms out of court during trialplayer

DM: Terrorist who slaughters a family shouldn't go home

Diplomatic-Security Cabinet discusses bill to sentence terrorists to death.

DM: Terrorist who slaughters a family shouldn't go home

'Japan also executes terrorists'

Yisrael Beytenu MK pushes bill mandating death sentence for terrorists, points out human rights organizations' hypocrisy.

'Japan also executes terrorists'

Bereaved brother demands death penalty for terrorist

Brother of Ronen Lubasrky, killed when terrorist threw a marble block at his head: family of terrorist has received NIS 4 million from PA.

Bereaved brother demands death penalty for terrorist

'Only the terrorist's death can save soldiers' lives'

Family of soldier Ronen Lubarsky, killed during recent operation, demands military advocate seek death penalty for Ronen's murderer.

'Only the terrorist's death can save soldiers' lives'

Prosecutors to seek death penalty for Florida shooter

Prosecutors will seek the death penalty for Nikolas Cruz, who is accused of carrying out the massacre in Parkland.

Prosecutors to seek death penalty for Florida shooter