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  • To My Sons’ Captors

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    June 21, 2014 | 10:44 pm

    16, 16, 19.

    They are just kids.
    They know only love.

    Their world is a ball-  soccer, tennis, basketball.

    Naftali is 16 and American.
    In the U.S. people sit in a park, with candles, waiting for him.

    Kids need to play.
    We are their parents. 
    Let them come home. 

    Let us...

  • The complexity of the “Gilad Shalit” issue

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    October 24, 2012 | 10:30 am

    Gilad Shalit is one of the most sensitive topics in the Israeli discussion. It is the one thing we all agree on, but also one of the many things we have a disagreement on. The only problem is, it is very hard to disagree on such a delicate issue.


    The moment he was taken, there...

  • Gilad Shalit’s first full interview

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    October 18, 2012 | 1:34 pm

    A year after his return home, Gilad Shalit gave his very first full interview about his time in captivity and the emotional return home. The documentary film: Gilad Shalit- In front of the camera, was created by Tal Goren and Tamar Pross, and was aired on the Israeli Channel 10, on...

  • Detained in Cairo

    December 19, 2011 | 12:09 pm

    I had been abused and beaten and had my camera confiscated all in the confines of the cabinet building, the headquarters of Egypt’s nascent democracy. Now, for the better part of an hour, I was languishing in a makeshift holding pen somewhere at the entrance of the building.

    A...

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  • Shalit drew, kept journal in captivity

    November 7, 2011 | 10:32 am

    Former captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit drew and kept a journal while being held by Hamas in Gaza.

    Shalit was required to leave behind his sketches and record of his captivity when he was released, Yediot Achronot reported.

    He also was given a radio and an exercise bicycle, Reuters reported, citing unnamed Israeli officials. He reportedly picked up some Arabic while in custody.

    Shalit had surgery late last week to remove several pieces of shrapnel that lodged in his hand during his capture. The surgery was deemed successful.

  • Gilad Shalit and Israeli TV’s Searing ‘Prisoners of War’ [UPDATE/SLIDE SHOW]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 31, 2011 | 4:48 pm

    The hit Israeli TV drama “Hatufim” (“Prisoners of War,” now available at mako.co.il) proved prescient—and controversial—recently as Gilad Shalit returned to Israel in exchange for 1,027 Palestinian prisoners after five years in a Hamas dungeon.  “Hatufim,”  which inspired...

  • Shalits reveal content of 2006 letter from Gilad

    September 8, 2009 | 2:15 pm

    The family of abducted Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit has allowed public access to a letter he wrote just months after being taken captive by Palestinian militants in 2006.

    The letter was handed over to Israel by Egyptian mediators in October 2006, four months after Shalit was seized in a cross-border raid.

    Read the full story at HAARETZ.com.

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