Self congratulations are always in order with Israel. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • harzion
    • 20.10.11 | 04:07 (IST)

    All sorts of highly moral reasons given for Israel to have made the recent prisoner swap with Hamas. The fact is that there was massive resistance among Israelis to make the swap, which is why it took five years. The message sent to the IDF is, if they are captured and held captive, Israel will dither over the issue for years before making a decision. This article makes a silk purse from a sows ear, but we all know better, don't we?

    from the article: The slippery slope of prisoner swaps
    First published 11:03 19.10.11 | Last updated 11:03 19.10.11
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