7 Pro Death Penalty Quotes by Journalists III

There are many other examples both as a result of the Shalit exchange and in other terrorist prisoner swaps over the years (in some cases the trades involved Israel receiving the remains of IDF soldiers in exchange for convicted Arab murderers),  where those receiving life sentences by Israeli courts were eventually freed.

The only solution to prevent this injustice from continuing, (and to perhaps increase the deterrent somewhat before terrorists act in some cases) is for Israel to institute a death penalty for those convicted of nationalistic related murders. [Why Israel Needs the Death Penalty January 17, 2012 10:19 am]

While implementing the death penalty won’t bring back the victims, it is the only true means of implementing justice, especially today when surviving Israeli family members have to sometimes relive their horror as their loved one’s killers’ walk free. [Why Israel Needs the Death Penalty January 17, 2012 10:19 am]

While some Israeli officials are currently attempting to implement a system in which disproportionate prisoner exchanges will be a thing of the past, the only full proof way to ensure that these terrorist murders will never be free is by putting them to their deserved deaths. [Why Israel Needs the Death Penalty January 17, 2012 10:19 am]

Josh Hasten is an award winning Jerusalem-based public relations consultant, journalist, and talk-radio host. He is a sought after speaker around the world offering workshops and lectures on pro-Israel advocacy. His first book “Itamar Makes Friends: a Children’s Story of Jewish Brotherhood,” was recently published by Gefen Press. Josh who was the CAMERA organization’s 2009 Letter Writer of the Year, resides in Elazar, Israel.

Deterrence works only if it prevents decision makers on the other side from employing the means at their disposal. The use, as successful as it may be, of defense systems is not deterring, so it seems. The question of “what do we do next” has the unhealthy tendency of compelling the public to demand that the government “stick it to them,” while the term “stick it” isn’t clearly defined, nor is it entirely clear who “them” are. [It’s time to exact a toll on Gaza Sunday 11 March 2012]

Israel’s government needs to think outside the box in order to come up with a solution - one that will increase deterrence. For this purpose I would like to refer the readers to the international terror problem that existed hundreds of years ago – pirates. Attempts to annihilate their bases were futile because they didn’t have a standing army nor did they have an organized fleet that could be targeted and vanquished. Ultimately, Britain was able to eliminate this threat by painstakingly apprehending every pirate ship captain and executing them all by hanging, after putting most of them on trial. [It’s time to exact a toll on Gaza Sunday 11 March 2012]

The time may have come to enact international law and carry out the same kind of painstaking work that Britain did. Not instead of what is being done today, but alongside it. After all, the firing of rockets while targeting civilian populations with the express intent of harming innocent lives is considered a crime against humanity which is forbidden under the laws of war. Therefore, anyone who plans, orders, funds or aids such fire is in violation of international law and can be put on trial. Maybe it is time for Israel’s government to violently arrest the heads of Gaza’s terror organizations, publicly try them in Israel, demand capital punishment for the guilty, grant the defendants the right to appeal but ultimately exhaust the appeals process and carry out the sentence. [It’s time to exact a toll on Gaza Sunday 11 March 2012]

This kind of individual deterrence, together with the resulting avoidance of large scale offensives over every little thing, will boost deterrence because it will force the enemy’s decision makers and policy makers to take their own fates into account. [It’s time to exact a toll on Gaza Sunday 11 March 2012]

Israel HaYom (Hebrew: ישראל היום‎, lit. "Israel Today") is an Israeli national Hebrew-language free daily newspaper first published on July 30, 2007 and currently published in Tabloid format. The name is a variation of the popular USA Today, though there is no relation between the two publications. It has the largest daily circulation in Israel with a market share that rose in the last half of 2009 from 23.2 to 26.6 percent. In July 2010, Israel HaYom surpassed Yedioth Ahronoth in rate of exposure in the semi-annual Target Group Index (TGI) survey with a rate of 35.2% compared with Yedioth's 34.9% After only a few months of publication of a weekend edition, it scored it 25.7% of exposure compared with Yediot's 43.7% rate. This trend continued in 2011. According to the TGI survey published in July 2011, Israel HaYom surpassed all other newspapers in Israel, including Yedioth Ahronoth and became number one daily newspaper (for weekdays) four years after its inception. This survey states that Israel HaYom has 39.3% weekdays readership exposure , Yedioth Ahronoth 37% , Maariv 12.1% and Haaretz 5.8%. But Yedioth Ahronoth’s weekend edition is still leading with 44.3% readership exposure compared to 31% for Israel HaYom, 14.9% for Maariv and 6.8% for Haaretz. At the time of its launch, the newspaper, owned by Sheldon Adelson, competed directly with Israeli, another free daily previously co-run by Adelson, which later became defunct. In October 2009, a weekend edition has been launched. The chief editor is Amos Regev. In 2007, Maariv editor Dan Margalit left Maariv to write for Israel HaYom.