Sheftel argued that Azaria's conviction was the result of distorted evidence.
On Monday, Jan. 9, an Israeli court rules on the sentencing for the terrorist who murdered Danny Gonen.
According to Channel 10 News, Arab passers by who witnessed the fatal attack stood and applauded.
Military prosecutors plan a sentencing deal to avoid an appeal of Azaria's manslaughter conviction that would drag out the case.
Iran has been exposed for the first time ever in an attempt to murder a pro-Israel German politician.
The law will not protect soldiers accused of looting, destruction of property, taking bribes, bullying, and sexual offenses.
Balad party MK Basel Ghattas has been indicted on a range of charges linked to allegations he sneaked communications equipment into prison for Hamas terrorist inmates.
'In the end of the day, the soldier shot a terrorist who came to kill and was a dangerous enemy combatant.'
To sum up: cynicism is a common trait among politicians, but cynicism while your own hands are stained with the blood of your victim… that's special.
Knesset Committee Chairman MK David Bitan (Likud) posted an online petition calling on President Reuven Rivlin to pardon Azaria.
PM Netanyahu called on all Israelis to "behave responsibly" and to keep the soldiers out of any political conflict.
The President's Office clarifies that IDF Sgt. Azaria himself, or an immediate relative or legally authorized representative must apply for clemency.
'Unfortunately, the process was contaminated by the involvement of outside factors, hence the decision.'
The family of the terrorist killed by convicted IDF Sgt. Elor Azaria is now vowing to turn to the ICC to ensure the soldier gets the 'maximum penalty.'
Hundreds of protesters confronted police outside the court session, some of whom cried slogans accusing the court of picking up the knife from the ground and returning it to the terrorists.
Live feed from the IDF court.
The would-be killer showed investigators the drawings she made, showing how she would stab the Israeli soldiers.
Following the attack, Meri posted on Facebook a picture of himself with the killer with the caption: 'My praises to the Shahid.'
Two Israeli Arab terrorists were caught planning a major terror attack, aimed at Israelis in the northern Negev. Potential targets were Arad, Dimona and/or Nevatim Air Base.
The Netiv HaAvot neighborhood of Elazar was built in 2001 on land which was later claimed–with the urging and support of Peace Now–by the Mussa family of al-Khader, near Bethlehem.