Police in Jerusalem arrest extreme right-wing activist Yehuda Etzion, a former Jewish Underground member, after he violated the ban on Jews praying on the Temple Mount. Michal Fattal

Israel Was Soft on Jewish Terrorists in the 1980s - Will History Repeat Itself?

The Jewish extremists of Israel’s past were quickly welcomed back into society as journalists, political activists and settler leaders. But experts say today’s offenders will not enjoy similar leniency.

In the early 1980s, 28 members of the Jewish Underground – a terror group that targeted Palestinians in the West Bank and Jerusalem – were arrested and given lengthy prison sentences. Yet within seven years of...

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