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Israel Should Rethink Hamas Blockade, Opposition Says

Israel must re-evaluate its relations with Hamas following the release of Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit, Kadima MK Nachman Shai said on Tuesday, calling on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet to take advantage of what he called a “small window of opportunity.”Read More


Susan Sarandon Calls Pope a 'Nazi'

By JTA

Susan Sarandon is under fire after referring to the German-born Pope Benedict XVI as a Nazi.Read More


Bibi Expected To Lead Somber Shalit Welcome

By Haaretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday following the release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit that he had accomplished his longtime mission by setting the abducted soldier free after five years in Hamas captivity.Read More


Bibi Says Israelis 'United in Joy and Pain'

By Haaretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday following the release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit that he had accomplished his longtime mission by setting the abducted soldier free after five years in Hamas captivity.Read More


Released Palestinians Welcomed as Heroes

By Haaretz

Palestinian prisoners freed Tuesday in a prisoner exchange for abducted Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit crossed into the West Bank and Gaza, where huge crowds and dignitaries greeted them in ecstatic celebration.Read More


Maryland Camp Gets $1 Million for Conservation

By JTA

Habonim Dror Camp Moshava has received $1.36 million from the state of Maryland to permanently set aside 230 acres for conservation.Read More


Shalit Returned to Israel, Ending Five Years of Captiviity

By Haaretz

Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit, has officially passed into Israeli custody on Tuesday, after he had spent 1,940 days in Hamas captivity.Read More


Free at Last, Shalit Returns to Israel

By Forward Staff

Gilad Shalit is welcomed home in northern Israel after five years in captivity. He says he hopes prisoner-swap deal will help ‘lead to peace.’ Read More


Ending Gaza Blockade Part of Shalit Deal, Hamas Says

By Haaretz

Ending the blockade of the Gaza Strip is part of the agreement between Hamas, Egypt and Israel for the return of Gilad Shalit, according to Mahmoud Zahar, one of the leaders of Hamas in Gaza and a member of Hamas’ negotiating team in the Shalit deal.Read More


Israeli Court Clears Way for Shalit Release

By Haaretz

The High Court of Justice rejected numerous petitions against the execution of the Gilad Shalit prisoner swap deal on Monday, effectively removing the last legal obstacle en route to the release of the abducted Israel Defense Forces solder.Read More





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