Dr. Aaron Lerner - IMRA: Here's the difference:
Yaakov Teitel will have his day in Israeli court and, if convicted, spend a
good part of the remainder of his life behind bars.
Prime Minister Netanyahu isn't asking for Jewish terrorist Yaakov Teitel to
There are no Israeli security forces planning to capture Palestinians to
trade for Yaakov Teitel's release.
The Israeli school system isn't teaching that Yaakov Teitel is a hero.
No summer camp sponsored by a leading Israeli political party is going to be
named after Yaakov Teitel.
Yaakov Teitel's family isn't going to get a monthly stipend from the
Government of Israel as a sign of thanks for his actions.
Response to Court Decision to Lift the Gag Order
(Communicated by the Prime Minister's Media Adviser)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was updated by security officials several
weeks ago regarding the severe details of the investigation and the arrest
[of Yaakov Teitel]. In his 29.10.09 speech to the special Knesset session
in memory of the late Yitzhak Rabin, the Prime Minister directed remarks at
this case and the possibility that there might be a few others like it: "I
believe that the lesson of tolerance and restraint has been internalized by
a decisive majority of all sections of the public.But there still exist
among us a few who are not prepared to accept either democratic decisions or
the rule of law. They do not represent a majority of the nation in all its
sections. They constitute a small, marginal minority. But we have already
seen the power and damage of one assassin. We must re-condemn any use of
violence and use the full weight of the law and of law-enforcement
authorities against any attempt to use violence."
Prime Minister Netanyahu commends the Israel Security Agency, the Israel
Police and all security and law-enforcement authorities for their determined
activity against those elements who choose the path of violence and who take
the law into their own hands.