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Israel Wouldn't Free Marwan Barghouti in Shalit Swap

A newly signed prisoner exchange deal geared at releasing Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit would have imploded if Hamas had insisted on the release of Fatah strongmen, the Gaza-ruling militant group said on Thursday.Read More


Timeline of Gilad Shalit Drama

By Haaretz

The following is a timeline of significant dates in the captivity of Gilad Shalit:Read More


Sukkah Goes Up at Occupy Wall Street

By JTA

A sukkah was erected in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street protests in New YorRead More


Gilad Shalit Expected Home Next Week

Kidnapped IDF soldier Gilad Shalit will be returned to Israel on Tuesday or Wednesday next week, Israeli authorities reported. Shalit is expected to be transferred to the Sinai Peninsula through Rafah crossing, then to Israel. According to reports, Israel Defense Forces intend to allow Shalit to be reunited with his family as soon as possible.Read More


Minister Blasts Shalit Deal as 'Great Victory for Terrorism'

By Haaretz

National Infrastructure Minister Uzi Landau said Wednesday that the prisoner swap agreement reached between Israel and Hamas to free Gilad Shalit was a “great victory for terrorism.”Read More


Einstein Letter Sells for $14,000

By JTA

A letter w A letter written by Albert Einstein to a Jewish New York businessman was sold at auction for nearly $14,000.Read More


Gilad Shalit's Parents Go Home To Await His Release

By Haaretz

President Shimon Peres met on Wednesday with the family of Gilad Shalit in Jerusalem and praised the deal reached between Israel and Hamas that includes Shalit’s release.Read More


Serial Killers Hunted for 'Jewish-Sounding' Victims

By JTA

A white supremacist couple accused of four West Coast murders said they intended to “kill more Jews,” according to court documents.Read More


American Jews Upbeat on Shalit Release Deal

By Haaretz

American Jewish organizations that were deeply involved in campaigns to raise awareness about captured IDF soldier Gilad Shalit’s case issued some cautiously optimistic statements in reaction to news of a deal to release Shalit approved by the Israeli government early Wednesday morning.Read More


Shin Bet Chief Says Israel Got Good Deal in Shalit Swap

By Haaretz

Shin Bet security service director Yoram Cohen said Wednesday that the prisoner swap agreement reached between Israel and Hamas, with Egyptian mediation, to free Gilad Shalit included the best terms possible for Israel in regards to security.Read More





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