Too bad Israel's leader prefer Shalit as a political tool - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • binny
    • 03.10.09 | 07:13 (IST)

    This video is truly difficult to watch. This is clearly a young man who is being made a pawn by others who view him as nothing more than a game piece. It is a shame that none of Israel's leaders actually care about Shalit as a human. He is just political fodder for them, to be used and abused for their own personal gains. Shalit would already be home if he weren't so useful a political tool while he stays a captive. All the polititans have to do when they need a cheap applause line is to throw out a "Shalit" here and a "Arad" there and the crowds reply with a pavlovian response.

    from the article: Gilad Shalit in video: I've been longing for my freedom for a long time
    First published 00:00 02.10.09 | Last updated 00:00 03.10.09
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