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Bennett praises passage of bill aimed
at stopping wholesale prisoner releases

Jerusalem Post [Israel], by Lahav Harkov

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 5/11/2014 4:49:09 PM

Legislation allowing courts to sentence murderers to life without pardon in "special cases" was approved by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation Sunday. Economy Minister Naftali Bennett said "the State of Israel is opening a new page in the war against terror and its moral commitment to bereaved families. "Years of blackmail and wholesale release will stop when this bill becomes law," Bennett added. "The Bayit Yehudi will work in the upcoming [Knesset] session to pass the law without delay." (Snip) The proposed legislature aims to allow the courts to use the heavy sentence, which blocks the president’s ability to pardon criminals in special

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Some sanity returns to Israel. Individual kidnapped IDF soldiers were causing this conundrum with whoever was president for mass releases of imprisoned terrorist.

      


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Bennett praises passage of bill aimed
at stopping wholesale prisoner releases
Jerusalem Post [Israel], by Lahav Harkov    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 5/11/2014 4:49:09 PM     Post Reply
Legislation allowing courts to sentence murderers to life without pardon in "special cases" was approved by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation Sunday. Economy Minister Naftali Bennett said "the State of Israel is opening a new page in the war against terror and its moral commitment to bereaved families. "Years of blackmail and wholesale release will stop when this bill becomes law," Bennett added. "The Bayit Yehudi will work in the upcoming [Knesset] session to pass the law without delay." (Snip) The proposed legislature aims to allow the courts to use the heavy sentence, which blocks the president’s ability to pardon criminals in special

   

 

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Reuters, by Will Dunham    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 5/11/2014 4:35:45 PM     Post Reply
Washington - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Sunday the U.S. military should review its ban on allowing transgender people to serve openly in the armed forces, saying that "every qualified American" should have an opportunity to serve. President Barack Obama has made lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights a priority during his time in office, and in 2010 signed legislation ending the "don´t ask, don´t tell" policy that had prevented gay men and women from serving openly in the military. Hagel did not make clear whether he felt the ban on transgender troops should be reversed.

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neo-Nazi party for EU vote: laywer
Agence France-Presse, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 5/11/2014 4:27:50 PM     Post Reply
Athens - Greece´s Supreme Court has allowed neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn to participate in upcoming European parliament elections, a party lawyer said on Sunday. "We expected this decision. We have faith in Greek justice," lawyer Pavlos Sarakis told AFP. The authorisation came despite an ongoing criminal probe against the political party, six of whose lawmakers including its leader are in prison awaiting trial. Nearly all the party´s 18 lawmakers are under investigation by Greek justice over serious crimes allegedly committed by the once-fringe party over the past two years, during its rise to prominence.

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Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 5/11/2014 4:18:41 PM     Post Reply
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Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 5/11/2014 2:08:36 PM     Post Reply
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