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New Schalit Video Aims for the Gut

Hamas’s ploy to re-start talks

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The chatter in Israel this morning was no doubt the brief new video released by Hamas in what the Jerusalem Post characterized as “a cynical attempt by Hamas to jump-start the negotiations with Israel over a prisoner swap.” It depicts, in some sort of 3D computer graphics, Noam Schalit trying to get his son back.

While the clip’s most viscerally impactful moment is no doubt its final one, the Post notes that what may resonate most is its accurate depiction of the Israeli government’s repeated promises to get Gilad back. “This movie is a reminder of that promise,” it reports. Is it enough of one, and powerful enough of one to re-start the conversation and to allow the prisoner swap to go through?

Analysis: Hamas’s Schalit Film—Cynical and Smart [JPost]

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glenda urmacher says:

Trading kidnapped victims for prisoners hasn’t worked in all the decades it has been used.
Nothing successful to peace has evolved from it.
It only encourages more kidnappings.
How stupid can Israeli politicians be?
End of problem.
Nothing to trade, and the Israeli taxpayer doesn’t have to go to work, to pay taxes , to feed , clothe house, and give medical care to murderers.
Try something new for a change.
What you have been doing has not gotten you the results you want.
You are beating a dead horse!
And please don’t give me the garbage, “that this isn’t the Jewish way.”
You are not dealing with humans who care about life.
Keep reminding yourself of that.
You are dealing with Neanderthals, living in the 7th century, and they don’t care about their children’s lives, so you expect them to care Israeli children’s life?
Please give me a break, and start thinking smart!
Unless you find some joy in burying your children!


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New Schalit Video Aims for the Gut

Hamas’s ploy to re-start talks

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