Tag Archives: Gilad Shalit

The Shalit deal: Responding to feedback

After the Shalit deal was announced, we issued a news release in which we expressed empathy for Gilad Shalit’s family and the families of the soon to be released Palestinian prisoners. We have received a number of responses criticizing our … Continue reading

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A moment for freedom

The deal to free Gilad Shalit in exchange for the release of Palestinian prisoners is a moment of liberation not only for them and their families but for all residents of Israel and the Gaza Strip Continue reading

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More mainstream than mainstream

Gisha is not alone. Over the last year, a growing number of voices in the Israeli media have called for an end to the closure of the Gaza Strip. The speakers – foremost among them Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu – represent a broad spectrum of opinion in the Israeli public… Continue reading

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Has Israel forgotten the "reason" for Gaza's closure?

As news organizations report each detail of a possible prisoner release deal between Israel and Hamas, a related subject is receiving less attention: whether the release of the captured Israeli soldier, Gilad Shalit, would lead to an opening of Gaza’s crossings, closed to all but the bare minimum passage of people and goods. Continue reading

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