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Gilad Shalit

Gilad Shalit: Confirming the Value of a Single LIfe

Lord Weidenfeld of Chelsea | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lord Weidenfeld of Chelsea

Netanyahu's offer to swap 1000 Hamas prisoners against one single Israeli soldier confirms the value a single human life has in a democratic and civilised community.

How Gilad Shalit Will Save Netanyahu

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

Against the rapid deterioration of Israel's standing in world opinion, Netanyahu has to make a move to restore its image and his credibility as well. Short of launching another war, Gilad Shalit's release appears to be his best option.

Hamas Gilad Shalit Cartoon: Propaganda Threat To Israel Over Captured Israeli Soldier (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Hamas released an animated film Sunday bearing a grisly message for Israel: If it doesn't meet the Islamic militant grou...

Three Questions (and Answers) Concerning the Soldier Shalit

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

A man may be worth nothing, but nothing -- and especially not the swaggering, chest-inflating pride of the Collective -- is worth the sacrifice of one man.

Israel and the Psychology of "Never Again"

Sandy Tolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sandy Tolan

The Jewish state has grown less secure by increasing its international isolation and fueling fury much closer to home.

Netanyahu: Prisoner Swap Not A Done Deal

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — At the top of the list of Palestinian prisoners likely to be freed in a possible swap for an Israeli soldier is a firebran...

Finding Common Ground

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Menachem Rosensaft

If we condemn Ahmadinejad and other patrons of terrorism, we must commend those Muslim intellectuals and religious leaders who have the courage to speak out publicly against the continued fomentation of Judaeophobia.

Weakness is Strength -- Dealing with Terror in the Middle East

David Saranga | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Saranga

Every terror organization, by definition, will attempt to abduct soldiers and civilians from the countries against which it operates. It will try to do so at any given time, and at every opportunity that arises.

Benjamin Netanyahu On Iranian Threat: "The Issue Is Not The Security Of Israel But Of The World"

Newsweek | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEWSWEEK's Lally Weymouth spoke to Netanyahu in Jerusalem last week. Excerpts: WEYMOUTH: What did you think of the Goldstone report? NETANYAHU: I tho...

Israeli Prisoner Exchange With Hamas: A Necessary Deal With The Devil?

Heather Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Heather Robinson

Is it ethical to for Israel to make a prisoner exchange with Hamas, a body that denies the right of Israel to exist?

The Terrorists Will Be Released and They Will Murder Again

Yossi Zur | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yossi Zur

Mawaz Abu Sharach and Majdi Amro, the two murderers of my seventeen year-old son, are currently in jail. But they could soon be freed with a thousand others, all in exchange for one Israeli prisoner.

Working for Peace is a Form of Prayer

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

The exchange of several Palestinian women prisoners for IDF soldier Gilad Shalit could signal a tectonic shift in Israeli-Palestinian peace relations.

How To Kill Your Friends, Big and Small

Amjad Atallah | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amjad Atallah

Palestinians today woke up to two news stories -- one that made them celebrate and one that made them cringe. Unfortunately, the U.S. was not involved in the celebratory story.

Gilad Shalit Video Handed Over By Hamas In Exchange For Prisoners

AP/Huffington Post | AMY TEIBEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM (AP)-- In the first glimpse of him since his capture more than three years ago, a thin but healthy-looking Israeli soldier said in a video r...

Gilad Shalit Video To Be Released In Exchanged For Palestinian Prisoners

AP | MARK LAVIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — In a surprise deal announced Wednesday, Hamas will give Israel a videotape providing a first glimpse of a captured Israeli soldier t...

Gilad Schalit Letter Details His "Intolerable And Inhumane Nightmare"

AP | DIAA HADID | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — An Israeli soldier seized by Palestinian militants more than three years ago described his captivity as an "intolerable and inhumane...

Gilad Shalit Health Unknown To Mubarak: Hamas Claims

Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A Hamas official on Wednesday said Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak didn't know what he was talking about when he said abducted Israel Defense Forces ...

Mubarak: Gilad Shalit Is In Good Condition, Issue Will Hopefully Be Resolved Soon

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO — An Israeli soldier being held in Gaza by Hamas militants is alive and in good condition, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said Tuesday, ...

Gilad Shalit Mocked By Hamas Cartoon

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Hamas TV in Gaza has broadcast a short animated movie mocking an Israeli soldier captured by the militant Islamic group three years ...

Weekly Foreign Affairs Roundup

Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka

The Week's Top Stories in Foreign Affairs : The End of Iran's Post-Electoral Uprising... for now Facts: Protests initially spread from Tehran to the t...

Gilad Shalit To Be Transfered To Egypt: Europeans

Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

European diplomatic sources said Thursday that kidnapped Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit will be transferred to Egypt in the coming hours o...

Israel Pulling Forces Out Of 4 West Bank Cities After Obama Pressure

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Bowing to pressure from Washington, Israel granted U.S.-trained Palestinian security forces greater autonomy in four main West Bank ...

Gilad Shalit: 3 Years In Captivity Marked By Student Rally

Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Dozens of students from kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit's old high school held a rally in his village of Mitzpe Hila Tuesday to mark three year...

Gilad Shalit Father, Noam Shalit, Says Son Won't Be Freed Soon

Jerusalem Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

His son Gilad is unlikely to be freed from Gaza any time soon, Noam Schalit told reporters after he left his first meeting with Prime Minister Binyami...

The Right To Freedom Of Movement In The Holy Land Must Be Restored

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Israel's willingness to abort the Shalit deal by insisting that some Hamas prisoners must be deported reveals a long-term problem, namely Israel's intention to hold on to the West Bank indefinitely.