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NYC Council member Chaim Deutsch sent a letter to President Obama asking for last-minute clemency for Sholom Rubashkin before he leaves office.
The President's Office clarifies that IDF Sgt. Azaria himself, or an immediate relative or legally authorized representative must apply for clemency.
DM Liberman says it's important to accept the verdict handed down in the Azaria case, even as lawmakers say the soldier should be pardoned for killing an injured terrorist.
Pres. Reuven Rivlin faces a difficult choice in the days ahead, when he must decide on clemency for Moshe Katzav.
U.S. President Barack Obama tells outgoing Israeli President Shimon Peres he will ask A-G Eric Holder to "check into" the case of Jonathan Pollard, and Holder would decide.
The Netanyahu government is contesting an unprecedented decision to commute the sentences of 6 Israeli Arabs who killed IDF soldiers in terror attacks.