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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

'Exchanging live terrorists for dead bodies is 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'

Recognizing Israel as a Jewish State, part III

Recognizing Israel as a Jewish State, part III

Report: Israel offered terrorist releases for soldiers' 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 and 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: Shelly 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 Soldiers' 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

Bennett: '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'

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

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 at Any Time

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 Second, Third 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 the 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

Liberman: 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 Preliminary Knesset 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 for Vote

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 Exchange

Terrorist Pardon Bill will be Debated in 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: 'Unity' Government to Recognize Israel, Denounce Terror

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

Palestinian Arab 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 for Terrorists Only After Compensating Victims

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

Foreign Minister 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

Yesh Atid 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 Convicted 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: 'How Will Israel Negotiate for Kidnapped Soldiers?'

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

Shelly Dadon's 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

Bennett Optimistic About Sunday Bill 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 Claims 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

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

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'

Bereaved Parent: 'Netanyahu's Words are Hollow'

Bereaved parent calls out PM, President, Supreme Court on allowing terrorist releases to go through, asks not to speak on Memorial Day.

Bereaved Parent: 'Netanyahu's Words are Hollow'

Bereaved Families Tell PM Not to Attend Memorial Day Ceremony

Bereaved families tell PM not to make their pain worse by speaking at ceremony for terror victims after releasing terrorists 3 times.

Bereaved Families Tell PM Not to Attend Memorial Day Ceremony

Little Optimism as Israel, PA Hold Separate Talks with US Envoy

Previous day's talks were 'very difficult' - a new tripartite meeting could be held in the coming days, but no one is optimistic.

Little Optimism as Israel, PA Hold Separate Talks with US Envoy

Shabak Head: Released Terrorists Can't Return to Judea, Samaria

If the “fourth round” of terrorist prisoner releases takes place, at least 10 terrorists will have to be sent abroad, the Shabak head said.

Shabak Head: Released Terrorists Can't Return to Judea, Samaria

Likud Ministers Warn Bennett – Don't Topple Coalition

Likud officials urge Jewish Home MKs to disobey party leader, who has threatened to leave coalition over prisoner release.

Likud Ministers Warn Bennett – Don't Topple Coalition

Report: Prime Minister Unwilling to Torpedo Coalition Over Talks

Netanyahu 'unwilling to turn the world upside down' for Bennett. But what does that actually mean?

Report: Prime Minister Unwilling to Torpedo Coalition Over Talks

'As Soon as Terrorists Board the Bus, I Will Resign'

Deputy Minister Danny Danon reiterates intent to resign if prisoner deal goes through, calls coalition tensions 'test' for Bennett, Likud.

'As Soon as Terrorists Board the Bus, I Will Resign'

Bennett: Have We No Red Lines?

Economy Minister keeps hammering at proposed deal, says: 'The world despises a country that releases the murderers of children.'

Bennett: Have We No Red Lines?

Arab Terrorists Begin, End New Hunger Strike

Hamas terrorist begins hunger strike over solitary confinement, causing 'solidarity movement' - for a few hours.

Arab Terrorists Begin, End New Hunger Strike

'Terrorist Release Deal Hurts Israeli Arabs More Than Anyone'

Jewish Home Chairman Naftali Bennett publishes open letter to Israeli Arabs saying deal would turn them into second-class citizens.

'Terrorist Release Deal Hurts Israeli Arabs More Than Anyone'

Pictures of Terrorists Hang in Israeli Arab City

Complaint filed against the mayor of Baqa al-Gharbiyye, after signs showing terrorists who murdered an IDF soldier are discovered.

Pictures of Terrorists Hang in Israeli Arab City

Minister Says Livni Should Leave the Government

In special interview, Uri Orbach calls HaTnua 'fictitious,' slams Livni for blaming Israel over talks - which he has 'no problem' reviving.

Minister Says Livni Should Leave the Government

Foreign Minister Offers Talks - But No Terrorist Releases

Avigdor Liberman says Israel 'in favor of negotiations' as long as terrorists remain in prison.

Foreign Minister Offers Talks - But No Terrorist Releases

Arch-Terrorist Marwan Barghouti Demands Release from Prison

Palestinian Arab terrorist leader releases new directives to PA, entitled "Insurgency Strategy," and calls for terrorists to be released.

Arch-Terrorist Marwan Barghouti Demands Release from Prison

Ramallah Insists Israel Torpedoed Talks

Spokesman claims that Israel used talks to stall for time, brought end to talks by 'building settlements.'

Ramallah Insists Israel Torpedoed Talks

Fresh Protests Against Terrorist Releases in Jerusalem

Bereaved families raise outcry over terrorist releases, 'end to Israel's sovereignty' proposed in possible deal with US and PA.

Fresh Protests Against Terrorist Releases in Jerusalem

Report: Jonathan Pollard to Be Released in Two Weeks

Israeli source says Pollard deal is in the process of being secured - but at what cost?

Report: Jonathan Pollard to Be Released in Two Weeks

US Officials Confirm Pollard's Release is on the Table

Obama administration negotiating with Israel to secure Pollard's release - but it would mean 'significant concessions' for Israel.

US Officials Confirm Pollard's Release is on the Table

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