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Ambassador Compares Arab Terrorists to Breivik

Ambassador Compares Arab Terrorists to Breivik

Israel’s ambassador to Sweden causes an uproar after comparing Israel’s release of terrorists to Norway releasing Breivik.Elad Benari, 16/08/2013 04:16
Edelstein: Where are the PA 'Gestures'?

Edelstein: Where are the PA 'Gestures'?

Knesset Speaker tells UN chief that that PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas should make gestures to Israel and stop inciting against it.Elad Benari, 16/08/2013 03:45
Pollard Breaks His Silence

Pollard Breaks His Silence

Jonathan Pollard tells newspaper: Israel giving up the moral foundation of its existence by releasing terrorists.Elad Benari, 16/08/2013 01:46
MK Shaked Lashes out in Letter to Kerry

MK Shaked Lashes out in Letter to Kerry

In letter publicized to the press, Shaked attacks US pressure to release terrorists: "You are putting me and my children's lives at risk"Ari Soffer, 15/08/2013 15:03
Israel-PA Talks to Begin in Jerusalem

Israel-PA Talks to Begin 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, 14/08/2013 15:28
Ex-Minister Slams ‘Unprincipled’ Prisoner Release

Ex-Minister Slams ‘Unprincipled’ Prisoner Release

Former minister slams Netanyahu, says terrorist release was about political survival, not principles.Maayana Miskin, 14/08/2013 13:21
MK Danon: Is Tzipi Livni our Leader?

MK Danon: Is Tzipi Livni our Leader?

Deputy defense minister points to internal Likud opposition to decision to release terrorists.Gil Ronen, 14/08/2013 08:03
Abbas to Terrorists: You're Just the Beginning

Abbas to 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, 14/08/2013 03:14
Operation 'Terrorist Release' Gets Under Way

Operation 'Terrorist Release' Gets Under Way

The 26 terrorists that Israel freed have arrived in Ramallah and Gaza. Abbas greeted the 11 who arrived in Ramallah.Elad Benari, 14/08/2013 01:24
Like Thieves in the Night

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, 13/08/2013 20:30
Terrorist Release Made 'With a Heavy Heart'

Terrorist Release Made 'With a Heavy Heart'

Despite his "heavy hearted" decision, Minister of Defense skeptical as to whether current negotiations will lead to peace.Ari Soffer, 13/08/2013 14:24
High Court Rejects Motion to Block Terror Release

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, 13/08/2013 11:10
Ministers Ignored Shin Bet, Added Names to List

Ministers Ignored Shin Bet, Added Names to List

Ministers ignored recommendations from Israeli intelligence agents in order to ‘strengthen Abu Mazen.’Maayana Miskin, 13/08/2013 09:23
Some Terrorists to be Freed Murdered after Oslo

Some Terrorists to be Freed Murdered after Oslo

Arutz Sheva reveals: claim that terrorists being freed this week committed their acts before the Oslo accords were signed is not true.Arutz Sheva, 12/08/2013 10:45
Abbas Vows to Free All Terrorists

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, 12/08/2013 05:43
Terrorists Who Murdered Seniors to be Released

Terrorists Who Murdered Seniors 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, 12/08/2013 02:13
Ministers Approve Release of 26 Terrorists

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, 11/08/2013 23:32
MK: Jailed PA Murderers Make $3,400 a Month

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, 11/08/2013 21:47
Bereaved Families Ask: ‘Israelis, Where Are You?’

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, 11/08/2013 13:47
Bennett: Haaretz Misquoted Me on Terrorists

Bennett: Haaretz Misquoted Me on Terrorists

Economy Minister says: I never said there was no problem in killing Arabs. Haaretz misquoted me.Elad Benari, 09/08/2013 02:13
Gidon Levy to Meet Families of Jewish Prisoners

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, 08/08/2013 08:53
State Responds to Terror Release Appeal

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, 07/08/2013 14:15
Erekat: Israel Will Release 26 Terrorists

Erekat: Israel Will Release 26 Terrorists

PLO negotiator says Israel will release 26 terrorists on August 13.Elad Benari, 04/08/2013 05:11
Livni: Much Worse to Free Terrorists Under Threats

Livni: Much Worse to Free Terrorists Under Threats

Justice Minister says Israel won't release terrorists unless the PA shows it's serious about negotiating.Elad Benari, Canada, 02/08/2013 23:16
Bennett: Releasing Terrorists Contrary to Values

Bennett: Releasing Terrorists Contrary to Values

Economy Minister attends a memorial service marking seven years since the death of IDF hero Lt. Col. Emanuel Moreno.Elad Benari, 02/08/2013 04:16
‘I’m Happy My Son’s Murderers Weren’t Found’

‘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, 31/07/2013 23:26
Watchdog Warns Ministers: We won't Forget

Watchdog Warns Ministers: We won't Forget

Matot Arim releases its semi-annual report, documenting the performance of nationalist MKs "for posterity and primaries."Arutz Sheva, 31/07/2013 14:59
Congress Against Israel Releasing Terrorists

Congress Against 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, 31/07/2013 03:44
Terror Survivor: We Can Only Look Forward

Terror Survivor: We Can Only Look Forward

Asael Shabo recalls terror massacre, speaks of his experience on Jewish-Arab sports team.Maayana Miskin, 30/07/2013 14:22
Watchdog: Reveal Secret Terrorist Release Report

Watchdog: Reveal Secret Terrorist Release Report

Quality Government group calls to publish the report that guides government on terrorist release.Maayana Miskin, 30/07/2013 09:07
PA: Prisoners Aren't Terrorists

PA: Prisoners Aren't Terrorists

The PA, angered by Bennett's comments that terrorists should be killed, claims that "occupying" Israeli politicians are the real terrorists.Elad Benari, 30/07/2013 06:29
Katz: Our 'Peace Partners' Are Vile People

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, 30/07/2013 04:15
MK: Let's Just Shut Down Shin Bet

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, 29/07/2013 11:59
Netanyahu: Freeing Terrorists Strengthens Terror

Netanyahu: Freeing Terrorists Strengthens Terror

Just five years ago, Netanyahu declared that releasing prisoners “reflects weakness and a loss of direction.”Gil Ronen, 29/07/2013 09:17
Struk: Why Did the Government Lie?

Struk: Why Did the Government Lie?

MK Orit Struk demands an inquiry into an incident in which the government presented false information on releasing terrorists.Elad Benari, 29/07/2013 03:14
Terrorist: There Will be More Intifadas

Terrorist: 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, 29/07/2013 02:16
Feiglin: Vote Against the Budget

Feiglin: Vote 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, 29/07/2013 01:13
Akunis: Govt. Misled Me on Terrorist Release

Akunis: Govt. Misled Me on Terrorist Release

Deputy Minister claims officials involved in negotiations intentionally misled him.Maayana Miskin, 28/07/2013 16:22
Saar: Freeing Terrorists in Israel's Interest

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, 28/07/2013 16:20
Cabinet Okays Referendum Bill for Israel-PA Deals

Cabinet Okays Referendum Bill for Israel-PA Deals

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, 28/07/2013 16:07
Bayit Yehudi: PM Elected to Make 'Right' Decisions

Bayit Yehudi: PM Elected to Make 'Right' Decisions

Bayit Yehudi MK Ayelet Shaked joined demonstrators Sunday to protest the prime minister’s plan to release terrorist prisoners.Chana Ya'ar, 28/07/2013 15:08
Journalist: ‘Heavy Heart’? Don’t Believe It

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

Journalist says talk of tough decisions, close vote on prisoner release are government spin.Maayana Miskin, 28/07/2013 14:07
 Arab Media: Invite to Talks to Include ’67 Lines’

Arab Media: Invite to Talks to Include ’67 Lines’

PA daily says official US invite to talks will include ’1967 lines’ despite official Israeli stance.Maayana Miskin, 28/07/2013 12:30
'No Place for Bayit Yehudi in This Government'

'No Place for Bayit Yehudi in This Government'

MK joins victims' families in last-minute protest, suggests his party leave the government.Maayana Miskin, 28/07/2013 12:08
MKs: Has America Ever Freed Murderers?

MKs: Has America Ever Freed Murderers?

MKs ask why American officials urge Israel to free killers, while continuing to hold Jonathan Pollard.Maayana Miskin, 28/07/2013 11:18
‘Why Hunt Down Nazis, but Release Muslim Nazis?’

‘Why Hunt Down 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, 28/07/2013 09:32
On Release List: Terrorists who Murdered Children

On Release List: Terrorists who Murdered Children

Terrorist release list includes several who murdered children, unarmed captives.Maayana Miskin, 28/07/2013 08:26
Terror Victims' Families: Netanyahu Caved...Again

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, 28/07/2013 05:51
Bennett: Terrorists Should be Killed, Not Released

Bennett: Terrorists Should be Killed, Not Released

Economy Minister says he will vote against release of terrorists ahead of peace talks.Elad Benari, 28/07/2013 05:12
PM's Open Letter to Citizens: Full Text

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, 27/07/2013 22:18
Dep. Min. Danon: Release of Terrorists is 'Lunacy'

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, 27/07/2013 21:30
Abbas: Expect 'Joyful News' Sunday

Abbas: Expect 'Joyful News' Sunday

PA chairman comment to journalists in Ramallah confirms impending release of terrorist prisoners.Gil Ronen, 27/07/2013 21:14
Number of Terrorists to be Freed Grows to 104

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, 27/07/2013 20:55
Poll: Israelis Oppose Releasing Terrorists

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, 27/07/2013 02:11
Minister: Talks to Start Next Week

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, 25/07/2013 14:51
Bereaved Parents Horrified by Terrorist Release

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, 25/07/2013 00:13
Report: PM to Free Terrorists, Allow Construction

Report: PM to Free Terrorists, Allow Construction

Following Bayit Yehudi pressure and popular opposition to prisoner release, PM reportedly planning to allow Judea-Samaria constructionMaayana Miskin, 24/07/2013 14:53