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How Terrorists Test the U.S. and Israeli Legal Systems

Unlike terrorist suspects in Israel, the Boston bomber has the basic rights of a criminal defendant; he may seek a highly-publicized execution, or martyrdom, but the targeting of so many civilians will mean it will be hard for the Attorney-General to avoid seeking the death penalty.

Israelis are watching with a sense of deja vu as America tries to balance the fair trial rights of an accused terrorist against the government’s need to...