Golly Cipora, I didn't think I said Israel - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
  • p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap
    • Mark Lincoln
    • 22.12.09 | 20:45 (IST)

    Cipora, I did not suggest which policy Israel adopt, or what the criteria should be. All I did was suggest that the current practice has been a muddle, and a failure. The current non-policy leads to just exactly the situation we now see. The original 'price' demanded for Shalit was a few hundred women and children. As time has gone on, the price has risen. Yet the pressure on the government (if we may call it that) to respond has also risen. A bad situation for everyone, especially the Shalit family. You need not have a snit over everything Cipora.

    from the article: Hamas official: No exile for prisoners freed in Shalit swap
    First published 03:07 22.12.09 | Last updated 10:26 11.01.10
Haaretz Headlines
Palestinian police in Ramallah.

Shin Bet head: Palestinian forces respond to Israeli tips and thwart attacks

But while singing the praises of Israeli security coordination with the Palestinian Authority, Yoram Cohen tells the cabinet that Israeli operations are still responsible for thwarting the majority of attacks.

Republican presidential front runner Donald Trump speaks to supporters, May 03, 2016.

In Indiana, Trump completes hostile takeover of the GOP

After the New York billionaire’s Indiana victory, many Americans pinched themselves and said: It’s the end of the world as we know it.

Hillary Clinton and Benjamin Netanyahu

'Clinton believed Mideast peace efforts would hurt her White House run'

'Alter Egos' by N.Y. Times' Mark Landler contains never-before published details about U.S.-Israel ties during Clinton's tenure as secretary of state.

Jeremy Corbyn at a pro-Palestinian rally in London, 2014.

Why U.K's Labour Party won't confront Muslim anti-Semitism

Too many Labour politicians cravenly adopted the anti-Semitic tropes and anti-Israel demonization they think will get them British Muslim votes, rather than standing up to the prejudice that exists in the community.