Post #8 is correct that Gilad Shalit should be released with no preconditions. So should the hundreds of Palestinians held without charges. Unfortunately, there are too many Israelis who see everything through a hysterical ethno-centric prism.
U.S. says working on initiative to de-escalate Syria fighting, with focus on Aleppo (Reuters)
from the article: Abbas swears in Hamas-Fatah unity government