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Yitzhak Rabin Assassin to Be Released from Solitary Confinement

Yigal Amir will finish 17 years in solitary confinement after shooting Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin to death in 1995.  The assassin will join between...

FBI Arrested Peter Madoff

Peter Madoff, the younger brother of jailed Ponzi scheme operator Bernard Madoff, has been taken into custody by the FBI. Peter Madoff, 66, surrendered himself...

Did Ha’aretz Turn Eli Yishai Into a Racist ‘White Man’?

A missing sentence in an Ha'aretz translation is all that stands between Eli Yishai being a racist, and those he's quoting.

Mubarak on Life Support

Doctors reportedly have put former Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak on life support as turmoil once again threatens to sweep the country. The state news agency...

Two Great Financial Reasons to Make Aliya

The quality of life has improved so much in Israel that the perception of needing to bring over essentials like washing powder and soft toilet paper or popular American consumer products is twenty years out of date.

Rubin Reports: A Sentence by the State Department Sentences The World to Disaster

If ever I've seen a single sentence that spells disaster in the Middle East, this is it:“`People say things in a campaign and then when they get elected they actually have to govern,’ [U.S. State Department] spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said.”

Egyptian Justice Ministry suggests minimum 10 year sentence for intentionally misquoting Koran

Parliamentary committee approves tougher punishment for 'distorting' Quran.

The Pollard Petition

The Jewish Press urges readers to sign a circulating petition that calls on Shimon Peres to do all he can, in advance of accepting the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama, to persuade Mr. Obama to free Jonathan Pollard, the Israeli spy serving a life sentence in a federal prison. (President Obama announced last month that he would be awarding the Medal to Mr. Peres, the president of Israel, in June.)

Hebron Residents May Appeal Eviction Ruling

According to Walla News, Hebron's Jewish community Sunday morning said they will consider an appear of the ruling by the Jerusalem District Court which...

Skverer Rebbe’s Butler Facing 5-10 Years for Arson Attack

Shaul Spitzer, 18, who used to be the Skverer Rebbe's Butler, is facing 5-10 years for first-degree assault in his attack on Aron Rottenberg in May, 2011, in New Square, NY. Rottenberg was attacked because he chose not to pray at New Square's main synagogue, under the leadership of the Skverer Rebbe.

Obama to Pollard, Peres, Knesset: Drop Dead

The White House on Monday rejected an emotional appeal by Israel's President Shimon Peres to commute convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard's life sentence. Peres based his appeal on Pollard's fast deteriorating health, after Peres' recent conversation with Pollard's wife Esther. Peres' appeal came after he had received a petition signed by 80 MKs, urging Obama to release Pollard.

It’s My Opinion: The Empty Chair

The Passover Seder is the most celebrated religious event among Jews in America. Attendance exceeds even Yom Kippur services. There is something very fundamental...

New Knesset Law Gets Tough on ‘Get’ Refusers

The law states that the Rabbinical Court must determine a court date for a Get within 45 days of a divorce sentence. If the Get is not given within that time, the court will issue a restriction order and hold another hearing within the following 45 days. The court will meet within 90 days of giving a restriction order to discuss it and decide if it must be extended. The court will be able to use these extensions as they see fit.

Jonathan Pollard And The McFarlane Factor

Several weeks ago it was reported that Robert “Bud” McFarlane, President Ronald Reagan's national security adviser at the time of the Pollard arrest and obviously someone privy to all the information known to the government – wrote a letter to President Obama asking that Mr. Pollard’s sentence be commuted to time served.

Terrorist Released in Shalit Deal Goes Back to Prison

36 year-old Ieman Sharuna, released as part of the Shalit deal, was re-arrested last week on suspicion of renewing his Hamas activity.

Terrorist Released in Shalit Deal Rearrested

Ayman Sharouna was arrested for rejoining Hamas, in "blatant violation of the terms of his release."

The AP’s Gonzo Journalism

There is a place for what Hunter Thompson called “Gonzo journalism,” but it isn’t a wire service news report, where the ancient Five Ws are still appropriate.

American Jewish Leaders Visit Pollard in Prison

Pollard has served 27 years in federal prison, seven in solitary confinement.

Terrorists Attempt Attack on Court During Sentencing of Fogels’ Murderer

A major terror attack at the Salem Military Court was prevented by IDF soldiers, just as the court was set to sentence the convicted murderer of almost all the members of a Jewish family from Samaria.

Convicted Terror Leader Appointed PA Advisor On Eve of Negotiations

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas Monday appointed a convicted terrorist as his advisor for local governments on Monday, the eve of the PA's internationally-brokered meeting with an Israeli representative in Amman.

The Violence In Beit Shemesh

In one respect, the current, very public, controversy over gender separation in Israel is a no-brainer.

Sane And Insane In Norway

Last month, two court-appointed forensic psychiatrists concluded that ideological mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik — who killed 77 Norwegians in July — is insane. Other experts disagree.

Iranian Law Intensifies Punishment for Travelling to Israel

A law punishing Iranians for trips to Israel has now been made much more severe by the Iranian parliament.  Conviction of the crime of...

Rubashkin Sentence Sullies U.S. Justice System

The unusually severe sentence of 27 years in prison for Sholom Rubashkin is a victory for a prosecution that from the outset pursued a win-at-all-costs strategy. But the success comes at a price, and not just to the 51-year-old man now facing a virtual life sentence, his wife and 10 children. The government's handling of this case has sullied our justice system.

How I Learned Not To Judge A Judge By His Cover

I went to a sentencing several weeks ago - my first ever. The man being sentenced, William Hill, was convicted by a jury of brutally beating Jacob Gerstle, an 81-year-old member of my community in Washington Heights, in 2006.

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