There is certainly no equality in Israel between Jews and Arabs - not even when it comes to rapists and murderers. Consider that in Israel, the strictest punishment a person can get - life imprisonment - is not a life sentence at all. A murderer will usually get thirty years in prison, out of which he will usually get deducted a third for good behavior. That means that in Israel, a murder usually equals no more than twenty years inside. Of course, the above math applies only to Jewish murderers. An Arab convicted of murdering a Jewish person can almost always expect to sit his entire term in prison. It was these five's luck that Peres was elected president. Had Rivlin been elected, I daresay they would have never seen the light of day again.
Gadhafi loyalists stage rare protest in eastern Libya (Reuters)
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