5 Pro Death Penalty Quotes by Politicians from Israel

On May 31 1962, Israeli President Yitzhak Ben-Zvi turned down Adolf Eichmann's petition for mercy. On the telegram that Eichmann's wife, Vera, sent in support of the clemency, Ben-Zvi added in his handwriting a passage from the First Book of Samuel: "As your sword bereaved women, so will your mother be bereaved among women." (1 Samuel 15:33, Samuel's words to Agag, king of the Amalekites). Eichmann was hanged a few minutes before midnight on May 31, 1962, at a prison in Ramla, Israel.

Yitzhak Ben-Zvi (Hebrew: יצחק בן צבי‎, born 24 November 1884, died 23 April 1963) was a historian, Labor Zionist leader, the second and longest-serving President of Israel.
Sunday 17 April 2011 - “We need to change the system of punishing terrorists in Israel in order to restore deterrence,” MK Tzipi Hotovely (Likud) said.  “Israel needs to make an ethical decision that any terrorist who kills civilians for ideological reasons will get the death penalty.  When there is a death penalty, they will know they won’t be freed in a prisoner exchange after getting a degree and watching cable TV in the summer camp we call a prison.”

Tzipi Hotovely (Hebrew: ציפי חוטובלי‎, born 2 December 1978) is an Israeli politician, lawyer, and a doctorate student at the Faculty of Law in Tel Aviv University. She has been featured as a panelist on Channel 10 program "Moetzet HaHakhamim" (Council of the Wise), written columns for Maariv, and currently serves as a member of the Knesset as a self-described "religious rightwinger" for the Likud party. At the age of 32, she is the Knesset's youngest current member. She regularly campaigns for improved women's rights, and serves as the head of the Knesset Committee on the Status of Women. She is described as the "ideological voice" of the Likud Party.

A new Knesset lobby was established Monday 28 November 2011, to advocate for imposing the death penalty on terrorist murderers.

A new Knesset lobby, the Lobby for the Imposition of the Death Penalty on Terrorist Murderers, was formally established Monday evening. The first meeting of the lobby was held in the Knesset and chaired by Deputy Minister Ayoub Kara (Likud), on the same day the second murderer in the Fogel family massacre was convicted.

"The fact that we are sitting in the Knesset today, on the day of the verdict in the trial of the terrorist who murdered the Fogel family, has great symbolism," Kara said. "We call on the Military Court judges in Salem to impose the death penalty on the murderers," he said.

Dep. Min. Kara cited the poll published Monday that pointed to wide public backing for the death penalty on terrorist murderers. "Seventy percent of the public support the death penalty for terrorists, and this is the result of two formative events," he said. "First – the cruelty of the terrorists that is on the rise, as evinced in the Fogel family massacre. And second – the release of 1,027 terrorists in the Shalit deal, after which the public understood that even in a hundred years' time, the Middle East will not speak Yiddish and the answer to terror is a deterrent penalty."

Ayoob Kara (Hebrew: איוב קרא‎, Arabic: أيوب قرا‎ also Ayoub or Ayub or Qara; born 12 March 1955) is a Druze Israeli politician. He is currently a member of the Knesset for Likud and Deputy Minister for Development of the Negev and Galilee. He lives in Isfiya, Haifa District. He is one of the most conservative and outspoken members of the Knesset and a strong supporter of Israel. He opposed the Gaza disengagement, is hawkish on Iran, supports the three-state solution and supports Jewish settlement in the West Bank.

Sunday 17 April 2011 - National Union MK Michael Ben-Ari went a step further and suggested allowing 12- year-old Tamar Fogel to participate in the  execution of the murderers of her parents and three of her siblings. He said that if the murderers are not executed, the entire  process of finding them would end up being a waste of time.

“The time has come for Israel to stop being the sucker of the Middle East,” Ben-Ari said. “We need the death penalty immediately!”

Michael Ben-Ari (Hebrew: מיכאל בן ארי‎, born 12 October 1963) is an Israeli politician, and a current member of the Knesset (MK) for the National Union party. He is the first outspoken disciple of Rabbi Meir Kahane to be elected to the Knesset.[1] He has a Ph.D in Land of Israel studies.