Tears of joy with the return of Gilad Shalit but it's been a very distressing period for all of Israel... - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Smadar
    • 18.10.11 | 18:15 (IST)

    Gilad Shalit's hollow-eyed, scrawny and timorous appearance, yet in an IDF uniform, captures what Israel (and the Jewish-community-at-large) has undergone with the intensity of worried emotions while he's been in captivity. Gilad's personae and appearance before his capture reminds me of my brother when he was a young adult. Perhaps many aspects of this tragedy resonates with many Israelis. But we need to surpass such misery. This is the reason the utmost needs to be made to find a diplomatic resolution with the Palestinians.

    from the article: Bravo for these people, these Israelis
    First published 10:13 18.10.11 | Last updated 10:13 18.10.11
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