A young Israeli soldier convicted of killing a Palestinian assailant lying wounded on the ground was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment on Tuesday, far less than prosecutors requested, in one of the most divisive cases in Israel’s history.
When American Jews speak, Israel is forced to listen.
After losing my beloved son, David, I knew that I wanted to do everything in my power to prevent others, both Palestinian and Israelis, from experiencing this dreadful pain of losing a child.
For decades now I have been active in shaping the moral face of Israel, the democratic nation-state of the Jewish people. I have been involved in writing the codes of ethics for the IDF, the Knesset, the government, several ministries as well as numerous major organizations and professions.
JERUSALEM (JTA) — More than 2,000 Israelis gathered in Rabin Square in Tel Aviv to call for unity in society in the wake of the manslaughter conviction of an Israeli soldier who shot a downed Palestinian assailant. The rally on Saturday night was initiated by IDF Capt. Ziv Shilon, who lost his arm in a…
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for a pardon for the soldier convicted of manslaughter for fatally shooting a subdued Palestinian attacker in Hebron last year.
An Israeli military court convicted a 20-year-old soldier of manslaughter Wednesday in the fatal shooting of a subdued Palestinian, ending a saga that riveted the nation for nearly a year.
An Israeli soldier who shot dead a wounded and incapacitated Palestinian assailant in the occupied West Bank was convicted of manslaughter on Wednesday in one of the most divisive trials in Israel’s history.
The video is infamous: in March an Israeli sergeant shot and killed a Palestinian who had already been lying for several minutes in the street, wounded and neutralized, after being shot while stabbing and wounding another soldier. Now, Abdul Fattah Sharif’s death is in its long second phase — the sergeant’s military trial. And though months have gone by, all of Israel remains consumed by it. But the father of the would-be stabber claims not to even be aware that the trial is underway.