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  • Gilad Shalit named Yediot Achronot sports columnist

    June 13, 2012 | 10:30 am

    Former captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit has been named the sports columnist for the Israeli daily Yediot Achronot.

    Shalit is a sports fan, particularly of basketball and the Maccabi Tel Aviv team.

    His first column is scheduled to appear in the newspaper on Friday. Shalit also...

  • TIMELINE: Gilad Shalit, held for five years

    October 11, 2011 | 3:32 pm

    Israel and the Islamist movement Hamas which rules Gaza have agreed on a deal to swap the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, held captive for five years, for the release of a proposed 1,000 Palestinian prisoners.

    Here is a timeline of events since Shalit was captured:

    June 25, 2006
    -...

  • Free the hostage, but at what price?

    By Uri Dromi

    June 29, 2011 | 12:27 pm

    The fifth anniversary of Gilad Shalit’s cruel imprisonment by Hamas, without the Red Cross being allowed to visit him, sparked growing public pressure in Israel on the government to agree to a painful prisoner swap. As I watched the protest, my mind wandered back almost four...