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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 21.06.11 | 05:30 (IDT)

    So, 63% of Israeli Jews wish to seen Gilad Shalit redeemed. So what? Bibi Netanyahu does not owe his office to 63% of Israelis. He owes his job to the 27% who voted Likud or for something far more extreme right than he is. That functioning majority of Israeli parties do not favor ANY deal which might give the 'Arabs' anything. Thus Bibi will NEVER alienate those who are responsible for him having his job and they would rather Gilad Shalit dead than any Arab freed.

    from the article: Poll: Majority of Israelis support release of 1,000 Palestinian prisoners for Shalit
    First published 02:38 21.06.11 | Last updated 02:38 21.06.11
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