Tagged torture

Left and right make common cause on alleged torture of Jewish Duma suspects

Rabbi Jill Jacobs, executive director of T'ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, at a protest in New York organized by the right-wing Americans for a Safe Israel, Dec. 22, 2015. (T'ruah)

WASHINGTON (JTA) – The issue of torture in Israel has received unusual attention in recent weeks because of the identity of the alleged victims. Human rights groups say nothing is new in the allegations that Jewish youths, arrested in connection with an arson attack over the summer that killed… Read more »

Father of Jewish arson suspect: My son is innocent, was tortured

A house in the West Bank village of Duma, near Nablus, where three members of a Palestinian family, including an infant, were killed, July 31, 2015. (Flash90)

TZUFIM, West Bank (JTA) — The father of Elisha Odess, the American-Israeli Jewish teen held by Israel’s internal security service, says his son is innocent and that any confession he might have made in connection with a July arson attack that killed three Palestinians was elicited through torture. “We… Read more »

Op-Ed: Eradicating torture should be the legacy of Sept. 12

TEANECK, N.J. (JTA) — What is the legacy of 9/11? The 10th anniversary of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, give us a chance as a nation to reflect on more than just our own stories of what happened that day. One theme that has emerged is “Remember Sept.… Read more »