Tag Archives: Gilad Shalit

Beyond the Gaza headlines

David Horovitz in the Times of Israel has an excellent article, Beyond the Gaza Headlines,  debunking the anti-Israel hype and propaganda surrounding the latest round of Palestinian shelling of Israeli towns and the Israeli response to this. (Emphases are mine). … Continue reading

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Guardian Reader’s Editor’s half-hearted apology for antisemitic reporting

Shortly after Gilad Shalit was released in that lopsided prisoner exchange, the Guardian journalist Deborah Orr wrote a horribly snide article on the subject in which she accused Israel of racism, the proof being that Israel considers the life of … Continue reading

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Some religious perspectives on the Gilad Shalit prisoner exchange

As I wrote in my earlier post, and in my other posts about the “Shalit deal” as the prisoner exchange has come to be known in Israel, views are split as to the wisdom and even the legality of releasing … Continue reading

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ברוך הטוב והמטיב Blessed is G-d who is good and who does good That is the traditional Jewish blessing on hearing good news.  How long we have waited until we have been able to write such a wonderful heading. Gilad … Continue reading

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Second thoughts on the Shalit deal

While I am in favour of the deal to free Gilad Shalit, I am not terribly whole-hearted about it. If I had been asked about it in advance I don’t think I would have supported it – in fact I … Continue reading

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The Gilad Shalit deal: details and update

My previous post about the upcoming release of Gilad Shalit has been keeping me very occupied. Thank you everyone for your interesting comments and the earnest exchange of views.  This deal is so controversial and yet so desired by so … Continue reading

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