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French President Nicolas Sarkozy yesterday told Jewish dignitaries in Paris that Eric Rubic and Claud Isaac, both French nationals wanted for the killing of 25-year-old Lee Zeituni in Tel Aviv last September, would not be extradited to Israel for trial.
President Sarkozy spoke at the annual dinner of the Jewish communities in France, and this was his first public mention of the pending extradition request. He condemned the actions of his two countrymen, and said that both must account for their immoral actions. Nevertheless, the President insisted that “France’s position in this area is firm, and we do not extradite our citizens, without exceptions.”
Sarkosy made clear he did not wish for the two hit-and-run killers, who fled Israel shortly after their car ran over Zeituni, to escape punishment. He suggested that “Israel and the family should file a suit in France and those responsible would be tried and punished.”
Lee Zeituni’s father and boyfriend were not permitted into the dinner hall and were forced to wait outside while the President spoke.
The maximum prison sentence the two escaped suspects can receive in France is seven years, compared to 20 years in Israel.
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“It’s ironic that no matter how many times he talks about this, that it’s never good enough,” Press Secretary Spicer said.
Leaders of Jordan and Egypt said they support establishment of “a Palestinian state based on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital.”
“The anti-Semitic threats targeting our Jewish community and community centers are horrible and are painful,” President Trump said.
“We call upon the European community to join with the United States in continuing to intensify our efforts to counter… radical Islamic terrorism here.”
We have no idea how one can maintain the two warring notions of ‘Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans’ and ‘avoiding immodesty’ in the same sentence
ntil then, Azaria will remain in open custody at the Nahshonim base east of Petach Tikva.
‘No one can argue with the written artifact. There was an ancient synagogue here and the synagogue was built in its current form in recent centuries.’
The standard sentence for manslaughter is 20 years in prison.
While in all of 2016 the municipality demolished 203 structures in eastern Jerusalem, about half of those were razed after the US elections.
The law would ban the use of noisy loudspeakers between 11 PM and 7 AM.
MK Masud Ganaim (Joint Arab List) Arab List) objected to the legislation, arguing that it constitutes a de facto recognition of the ‘occupation.’
The Azaria family expects the court to accept the prosecution’s demand for a sentence of three to five years.
The purpose of the bill is to ‘prevent an inappropriate intervention’ of non-party entities in the elections to the Knesset.
The average Israeli is remarkably stupid and thick-headed when it comes to the sanctity of freedom of speech.
Mayor Shimoni was looking to provide security, albeit in an unpopular way, because his prime minister has not been able to. Calling him names does not change the fact that Israeli civilians are not safe from being murdered in the street by blood-crazy Arab individuals.
If anyone has had any delusions about this not being a religious war, and anything but a religious war, one need only connect the images that are emerging from this morning’s massacre of four Jewish men in the middle of their morning prayer to the images of Jews massacred in Hebron, in 1929.
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Jon Stewart has opted, voluntarily and without pressures, out of the Jewish timeline. I suspect the bitterness in Stewart’s note is related to that decision.
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