The American Revolutionaries exchanged prisoners throughout the our revolution. Prisoners were exchanged by the USA in the War of 1812, and Civil War. Prisoners were exchanged during WWI. We exchanged civilian prisoners in WWII. North Vietnam turned down a US offer to exchange prisoners during the Vietnam War. There is no group of Americans as utterly ignorant of their nations history as the Tea Party.
Opposition leader Isaac Herzog calls on government to allow Syrian refugees into Israel (Haaretz)