Israel at its best. Hamas watch out! - 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
    • GeneG USA
    • 18.10.11 | 09:43 (IST)

    The US has Senator McCain, a navy pilot at the time, who was shot down during the US war with Vietnam, survived but badly hurt, was captured, and held in miserable captivity and tortured by his captors for over 5 years. He returned as a hero, properly so, to serve his country and ran for president of the US. He overcame the experience of his captivity and seems to be doing quite well physically and mentally. It will be interesting to see how Shalit explains the fact that he allowed himself to be captured while two other IDF soldiers were killed. For sure he is no hero and has been a major distraction for israel. However, the circumstance shows Israel at its best. Hopefully the distraction of Shalit will go away. I am expecting that Israel can now get tougher on Gaza and its terrorists because they do not have to worry about Shalit. That high price has not been discussed but it will be now.

    from the article: IDF: Gilad Shalit back home in Israel after five years in Hamas captivity
    First published 05:57 18.10.11 | Last updated 08:39 18.10.11
Haaretz Headlines
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Feb. 8, 2016.
Coalition approves draft bill enabling suspension of Knesset members

Suspension for 'unbecoming behavior' would require the support of 90 MKs and would be for a period set by the Knesset House Committee.

19:21 08.02.16 | 0 comments
Palestinian construction workers in the West Bank settlement of Susya, in 2014.
Military wants 30,000 more Palestinians working in Israel

The Israeli security cabinet has approved the plan, which would see additional workers employed in construction, infrastructure, manufacturing, agriculture and other areas.

06:02 08.02.16 | 0 comments
Cast member Jennifer Lawrence poses at the premiere of 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2' in Lo

Who's behind the $55,000 trip to Israel in the Oscar gift bag?

Tourism ministry slips $55,000 trip to Israel in gift bag for upcoming Oscar ceremony, hoping to woo DiCaprio, Stallone and other celebrities.

Senator Bernie Sanders
Bernie Sanders is smart to keep his mouth shut about Israel

The U.S. presidential candidate has the Democratic progressive vote in his pocket and is wise not to reveal that, on the Middle East, he stands more to the right than his fans would like him to.

18:20 08.02.16 | 0 comments