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Ayelet Shaked: New prisoner release
bill will treat Jews and Muslims equally

Jerusalem Post [Israel], by Staff

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 5/11/2014 4:23:01 AM

Ahead of a Knesset panel vote on Sunday that would greatly alter Israel´s policy of releasing terrorists, MK Ayelet Shaked, who proposed the bill, said that the new law would not discriminate based on religion or nationality. "The proposed bill doesn´t make any distinction between Jews and Muslims," MK Ayelet Shaked (Bayit Yehudi) told Israel Radio. "Just as Arab murderers wouldn´t receive a pardon, neither would Yigal Amir [Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin´s Jewish assassin]." (Snip) The proposed legislation aims to allow the courts to use the heavy sentence, which blocks the president’s ability to pardon criminals in special cases like

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Israel may vote today to take away from their president the power to negotiate with terrorist who kidnap to bargain release of other terrorist.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: my2sense, 5/11/2014 6:40:14 AM     (No. 9844240)

Unfortunately the loophole is that the power is left to the Knesset and the courts so its (who tend to be just the sort of people who believe in "gestures" and "peace sacrifices" of this sort. So the result is likely more cosmetic than otherwise.

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