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The question an MK asked a grieving father

Father of victim of terrorist attack recalls callousness of MK following his son's death.

The question an MK asked a grieving father

'Liive terrorists for dead bodies forbidden'

In light of Defense Minister's comments against terrorists-for-bodies swap, "Machon Mishpatei Aretz" cited rabbinical opinion on the issue.

'Exchanging live terrorists for dead bodies is forbidden'

Report: State offered terrorist release for bodies

Israel offered to release Hamas terrorists for bodies of Oron Shaul and Hadar Goldin last year, senior source says - but Hamas rejected it.

Report: Israel offered terrorist releases for soldiers' bodies

Haniyeh Demands Release of 54 Terrorists

Hamas leader demands release of terrorists rearrested since Shalit deal in order to start talks to free Israeli civilian captives.

Haniyeh Demands Release of 54 Terrorists

For Hamas, Civilians, Soldiers Two Separate Issues

Counterterrorism expert explains why the price for soldiers' bodies will be higher, offers a means for Israel to reciprocate pressure.

For Hamas, Civilians and Soldiers Two Separate Issues

Bennett: Dadon's Murderer the Same as Iran

Both wanted to kill Jews for being Jews, Bennett stresses at memorial service, and Israel must say 'no' to both.

Bennett: Shelly Dadon's Murderer the Same as Iran

Hamas Toughens Conditions for Releasing Bodies

Hamas demands release of terrorists from 2014 deal, 63 terrorists rearrested since 2011 for bodies of Hadar Goldin, Oron Shaul.

Hamas Toughens Conditions for Releasing Soldiers' Bodies

Nazareth Court Keeps Terrorists in Prison

Terrorists released during Shalit deal kept incarcerated after review of appeals.

Nazareth Court Keeps Terrorists in Prison

Almagor Demands Ban On Burying Terrorists

Terror victims' association slams government for 'focusing more on viral videos' than terror.

Almagor Demands Ban On Burying Terrorists

Report: Har Nof Terrorist Worked Next to Synagogue

Terrorists unofficially identified as cousins Uday and Rassan Abu Jamal - one of whom worked in store meters from the massacre site.

Report: Har Nof Terrorist Worked Next to Synagogue

'From Now On, Terrorists Will Die in Prison'

Jewish Home Chairman lauds 'life without parole' bill approval, saying 'Israel's security policy is returning to sanity.'

Bennett: 'From Now On, Terrorists Will Die in Prison'

Knesset Approves 'Life Without Parole' Bill

Bill to prevent more terrorist releases passes after months of controversy; law limits 'prisoner swap' releases.

'Life Without Parole' Bill Approved in Second, Third Readings

Report: Israel, Hamas Close to Terrorist Swap Deal

Hamas official boasts of 'bargaining chip' ahead on Facebook page. Israeli officials mum.

Report: Israel, Hamas Close to Terrorist Swap Deal

Investigation into Bowe Bergdahl Abduction Begins

US Army investigates whether or not controversial US captive deserted to join the Taliban.

Investigation into Bowe Bergdahl Abduction Begins

Bill: Released Terrorists to Return to Prison

MKs from across the political spectrum unite to sign bill, which was approved for first reading.

Bill: Released Terrorists to Return to Prison at Any Time

Bill Blocking Terrorists' Benefits Passes Readings

Landmark initiative to begin removing incentives for terrorist prisoners and 'gestures' to the PA advances in Knesset.

Bill Blocking Terrorists' Benefits Passes Second, Third Readings

Even PA Blames Terrorist Releases for Kidnapping

Terrorist releases 'show kidnappers that Israel can be blackmailed,' PA official acknowledges. But how sincere is the condemnation?

Even the PA Blames Terrorist Releases for Kidnapping

No More Terrorist Releases After Kidnapping?

Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman states 'no tolerance' policy toward terrorist releases as IDF search for missing students continues.

Liberman: No More Terrorist Releases After Kidnapping

'Life Without Parole' Bill Passes Prelim. Reading

Bill to prevent terrorist releases from becoming the norm passes first major hurdle after series of setbacks.

'Life Without Parole' Bill Passes Preliminary Knesset Reading

'Life Without Parole Bill' Approved

Economics Minister Naftali Bennett posts victory on Facebook shortly after bill passes vote, praises 'end to 'murder deal' only in Israel.'

'Life Without Parole Bill' Approved for Vote

Taliban Welcomes 'Victory' After US Exchange

Taliban leader issues rare public statement congratulating Islamists over US terrorist release; Afghan government livid over the swap.

Taliban Welcomes 'Victory' After US Exchangeplayer

Terrorist Pardon Bill Moves to Security Cabinet

Prime Minister decides to have the inner cabinet discuss proposed law along with Shamgar Commitee report on prisoner releases.

Terrorist Pardon Bill will be Debated in Security Cabinet

Terrorist Released in Tannenbaum Deal Killed

A terrorist released by Israel in the deal to return Elhanan Tannenbaum has been killed fighting in Syria.

Terrorist Released in Tannenbaum Deal Killed

Abbas: PLO to Stop Applying to UN Organizations

In abrupt about-face, Abbas insists unity government to be forced to recognize Israel - and that the PA will stop int'l legitimacy campaign.

Abbas: 'Unity' Government to Recognize Israel, Denounce Terror

Terrorist To Be Deported Back to Israel?

Palestinian Arab woman convicted of involvement in 1969 terror attack has been in hiding in Chicago - until now.

Palestinian Arab Terrorist To Be Deported Back to Israel?

Bill: Pardon Terrorists Only After Compensation

Knesset approves preliminary reading of bill which states that terrorists will only be released after they pay compensation.

Bill: Pardon for Terrorists Only After Compensating Victims

Jewish Home Fights Back, Appeals Yesh Atid's Laws

Jewish Home appeals four laws proposed by Yesh Atid, a day after Minister Perry blocked "life sentence for terrorists" bill.

Jewish Home Fights Back, Appeals Yesh Atid's Laws

FM Urges Knesset to Make Decision on PA Policy

Liberman slams wishy-washiness in Israeli policy toward terrorist releases after last-minute rejection of landmark bill.

Foreign Minister Urges Knesset to Make Decision on PA Policy

Minister Kills 'Life Sentence for Terrorists' Bill

Yaakov Perry files appeal against bill enforcing life sentences for terrorist prisoners. Jewish Home outraged.

Yesh Atid Minister Kills 'Life Sentence for Terrorists' Bill

Minister Calls for Death Penalty for Terrorists

Transportation Minister praises 'life without parole' bill as a strong moral principle, says terrorists should be condemned to death.

Minister Calls for Death Penalty for Convicted Terrorists

PA Official Cites 'IDF Values' to Oppose Bill

PA official upset over ministers' approval of bill to prevent the release of terrorist murderers, complains law 'contradicts IDF values'.

PA Official: 'How Will Israel Negotiate for Kidnapped Soldiers?'

'Do They Oppose Releasing Terrorists or Not?'

MK Shaked puzzles over opposition to terrorist release prevention bill by left-wing ministers who claimed to oppose such moves.

'Do They Oppose Releasing Terrorists or Not?'

Ministers Pass 'Life Without Parole' Bill

Bill to enforce life sentences for terrorists passes 7-3 in Committee for Legislation. But will it face an appeal?

Ministers Pass 'Life Without Parole' Bill

Bennett: Yes, We Have to Tie our Own Hands

Economics Minister says his party's bill will prevent Israeli government from releasing terrorists, even if it wants to.

Bennett: Yes, We Have to Tie our Own Hands

Father 'Won't Recover' From His Daughter's Murder

Yaakov Dadon, father of Israeli girl killed in recent suspected terror attack, rejects opposition to bills preventing terror releases.

Shelly Dadon's Father 'Won't Recover' From His Daughter's Murder

Sunday Bills Aim to Stop Terrorist Releases

Jewish Home leader Naftali Bennett vows to 'put an end to' the practice of releasing terrorist murderers, as two bills up for debate Sunday.

Bennett Optimistic About Sunday Bill to Stop Terrorist Releases

Bill: Life Sentence without Parole for Terrorists

Jewish Home Chairman vows to vote for bill, which is already being threatened with an appeal by Tzipi Livni. 'We will not relent,' he says.

Bill: Life Sentence without Parole for Terrorists

US Official: Israel Torpedoed Talks on Purpose

Martin Indyk lashes out at Israel again over failed peace talks, says 'settlements undermine Israel's Jewish future.'

US Official Claims Israel Torpedoed Talks on Purpose

Ariel: We Can't Release Terrorist Murderers

Housing Minister visits the family of Shelly Dadon, calls for an end of terrorist releases.

Ariel: We Can't Release Terrorist Murderers

Daughter Against Supporters of Terrorist Releases

Bereaved daughter advises ministers who voted to release terrorists not to show up at memorial ceremonies.

'If You Voted to Release Terrorists - We Don't Want to See You'