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  • Noam Shalit relives his son’s traumatic kidnapping

    By Ryan Torok

    May 28, 2014 | 11:05 am

    Everyone knows the story of Gilad Shalit, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldier kidnapped by Hamas in Gaza in 2006 and freed five years later. But what about his family?

    The former captive’s father, Noam Shalit, told a crowd of more than 100 people on May 21 that the drawn-out...

  • Calendar May 17-23

    By Laura Donney

    May 14, 2014 | 9:51 am

    SAT/SUN | MAY 17/18


    Big Sunday Weekend continues with every possible volunteer opportunity, from hosting kids-in-need on a harbor ride to repainting and planting gardens at Bethune Middle School to making new friends at a Beverly Hills retirement home....

  • Israeli cities under fire after dozens of rockets fired from Gaza

    November 14, 2012 | 2:19 pm

    Sirens wailed across southern Israel as Hamas gunmen fired barrages of dozens of rockets from Gaza. One Israeli woman was injured when a long-range Grad rocket slammed into a store in the southern Israeli city of Beersheba. Another slammed into a car, and there were reports of...

  • Noam Shalit says Knesset run won’t involve Gilad

    January 10, 2012 | 10:52 am

    Noam Shalit said he would not involve his son, freed soldier Gilad Shalit, or the rest of his family in his run for the Knesset.

    Shalit held a news conference Tuesday, a day after announcing that he would run for a spot on the Labor Party’s list for the next election.

    Labor Party...

  • Shalit’s father denies hunger strike reports

    December 5, 2011 | 6:13 pm

    The father of Gilad Shalit denied reports that his son went on a hunger strike toward the end of his captivity.

    “He was in such a deteriorated physical state that they had to connect him to an IV,” Noam Shalit said at a journalism conference in Eilat, according to Haaretz. “It...

  • As Israel watches, Gilad Shalit comes home

    October 18, 2011 | 11:40 am

    It seemed that all of Israel breathed a sigh of relief when Gilad Shalit returned to Israel after being transferred from Hamas captivity in Gaza into Egyptian custody.

    After more than five years of campaigning for Shalit’s release, and seeing little of him other than the same...

  • Noam Shalit faces terrorist victims’ families outside courtroom

    October 17, 2011 | 11:44 am

    Noam Shalit faced a bevy of protesters opposing the release of his son Gilat as he arrived at the Israeli Supreme Court in Jerusalem to urge the court to allow the prisoner exchange.

    Shalit was met with heckles from members of the families of those killed by some of the 1,027...