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Gilad Shalit nation: Family first, country second

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/opinion/article/gilad_shalit_nation_family_first_country_second_20111018

Seeing how Israel has reacted to Gilad Shalit’s imprisonment somewhere in Gaza over the last nearly five-and-a-half years — from the public campaign for his release, through the media’s reality-show treatment of him and his family, to the government’s decision to release 1,027 Palestinian prisoners, including hundreds of killers, to bring him back — it’s hard to believe that this nation’s traditional symbol is the sabra, the cactus.

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