the jewish state is redeeming one of its own held in captivity by the enemy. for two thousand years, jews were enslaved, exiled, crucified, murdered, raped, burnt, expelled, walled in, held captive, denied their rights. for two thousand years, jews had no means to defend themselves. the two thousand years of exile culminated in the annhilation of six million jews, of whom one and a half million were children. the exile came to an end with the rebirth of israel. today the jewish state has the means to defend herself against all enemies--and the jewish state can redeem her hostage soldiers for a multitude of the enemy.
Law expanding definition of terrorist activity passes first Knesset reading (Haaretz)
from the article: Israel cabinet approves Gilad Shalit prisoner swap