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US-Born ‘Jewish Terrorist’ Gets Two Life Terms + 30

Few people, if anyone at all, caused more damage to Israel and the “settler” movement than
Jack Teitel at the Jerusalem's district court earlier this year.

Jack Teitel at the Jerusalem's district court earlier this year.
Photo Credit: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

A Jerusalem court Monday sentenced Florida-born Jack Teitel, a resident of a Jewish community in Samaria, to two life terms in jail and another 30 years in prison for two murders and attempted murders of Arabs, Messianic Jews and leftists.

He also was convicted of placing a homemade bomb at the doorstep of known radical leftist Prof. Ze’ev Sternhell.

Although the murders were the gravest crimes Teitel committed, it was his bomb blast at Prof. Sternhell’s doorstep that triggered a storm of controversy in Israel. Sternhell had publicly called for violence against settlers but was never arrested for incitement.

He wrote in the now defunct left-wing Davar in 1988, “Only those prepared to demolish Ofra [in Samaria] with tanks would be able to stop the fascist erosion which threatens the Israeli he majority of the voters.”

In 2001, the professor wrote in Haaretz in praise of the Palestinian Authority “resistance” movement and advised it to restrict its terrorist attacks to Judea and Samaria and not in “Gilo, Sderot or Nahal Oz,” the latter being located next to the Gaza region.

Ironically, after Teitel’s arrest, Prof. Sternhell called for equality of justice, stating “I hope the law enforcement system will treat this terrorist in the same way it does with any terrorist, Jew or Arab.”

In fact, Teitel’s two life sentences were far harsher than Arab terrorists usually receive, outside of suicide bombers.  It also is extremely unlikely that Teitel will be released from jail as early as Arab terrorists are released. However, considering the disgust of almost all Israeli for his crimes, everyone – including Teitel – might be better off that way.

One of his victims was a Palestinian Authority taxi driver, who was shot in the head at point black range in 1997. In the same year, he murdered a Bedouin shepherd in the southern Hevron Hills.

After moving to Israel permanently in 2000, he attempted to kill a teenage girl from a Messianic family living in Ariel, in central Samaria. The girl was seriously injured when she opened a Purim gift basket Teitel had sent.

He also attempted to murder a resident of a monastery and attacked a police station during a parade of homosexuals.

Teitel grew up in a Haredi family and earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology, he moved to Israel in 1999 after several visits.  His parents and sister followed him to Israel, and he later married a British-born woman.

After his arrest for murdering an Arab taxi driver and placing the bomb at the doorstep of Prof. Sternhell, residents at his Shvut Rachel community expressed shock and disbelief.

However, he eventually confessed and said before his sentence that he was proud of his crimes. Teitel refused to plead guilty, explaining he did not recognize the court’s authority.

Experts examined Teitel and ruled he was not insane and could stand trial, when he insisted an “angel” controlled his actions.

He also was ordered to pay approximately $200,000 to his victims.

About the Author: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.


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7 Responses to “US-Born ‘Jewish Terrorist’ Gets Two Life Terms + 30”

  1. Cody Flecker says:

    He should be awarded a medal instead of a jail term. This man is a true hero for all Israelis to emulate. Killing another is a shameful activity unless that person or persons are going to kill you first. It is clear that there are in Israel and in the diaposra many Jews that would love to see all of Israel either destroyed or turned over to the Arabs,(Palestinians) These Jew haters are worse than the worst type of cancer. They need to be eradicated soon.

  2. Charlie Hall says:

    You are truly sick.

  3. Arie's Pragmatic Politics says:

    Charlie Hall Teitel is a terrorist no doubt. But how is Cody "sick?" Because he is being honest about Jews in the US and Europe that would like to see Israel disappear so they can be accepted by certain segments of their communities, acting like the Jews of Berlin circa 1939. How about addressing Cody's comment rather then the usual Obama-styled personal attacks. When you do that, you expose your inability to engage in intelligent discourse – another curse of the cult of the holy democrat

  4. Charlie Hall says:

    Arie, you are just as bad. He called for the "eradication" of Jews just because they disagree with him. Do you think that I should be eradicated?

  5. Jacob Alperin-Sheriff says:

    Arie's Pragmatic Politics You're going to side with a (presumably based on where he lives/what he says on his Facebook page) goy regarding eradicating the Jews?

  6. Arie's Pragmatic Politics says:

    Charlie Hall He called for the "eradication of Jew haters." Is that what you find offensive? I don't. So tell us Charlie – are you now defending those Jew haters that would see us in the ovens – like obama clinton carter and kerry would?

  7. Arie's Pragmatic Politics says:

    Jacob Alperin-Sheriff What I'm siding with is a response – a forceful one – to those that would eradicate Jews, especially those that allege to be "Jews" like soros, schocken, levy, hass, benn, chomsky, friedman and wasserman-schultz. It is time for us to take their attacks on Israel and Judaism seriously! They use their alleged Judaism to legitimize their attacks. They are more dangerous then any jihadist – and yes taking them on ina ny way needed is not an error!

    But then, it is obvious you didn't read his ENTIRE comment. I expect that from Charlie, since he scaans and responds. Try reading his ENTIRE comment. He is NOT calling for the eradication of Jews – his comments are, as mine are, directed at the traitors who would have us all dead. Perhaps you will legitimize the nazi soros as well, only because he is a "Jew?"

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