I, like most Israelis, despite mixed feelings, feel good to see Shalit home. Now why did Netanyahu pull the trigger on this deal? Like most Israelis, he wanted him to come home to his family. But the two major motivations - first he thought it would increase his approval rating. Second, and more important, he wanted to increase Hamas' approval rating amongst the Palestinians because he wants to continue to argue that we don't have a partner to negotiate with. Has Netanyahu lead us to be a light unto the nations? There is no light in the abyss.
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