Shalit Freed

‘I very much hope that this deal will advance peace,’ soldier tells Egyptian TV after five years in Hamas captivity; he’s now safe in Israel

After Shalit Deal, Joy Muffled by Reluctance

The cost is staggering, the reward inarticulable

U.S. Prisoner Unsung Player in Shalit Affair

It seems likely that Egypt bargained Israeli-American away as well

‘A Normal Family’

Yoel Shalit expresses relief and joy about his brother’s pending release, while Israelis mostly celebrate at the family’s Jerusalem encampment

Everyone’s Son

In opposing the mass release of terrorists in exchange for Gilad Shalit’s freedom, I felt as if I was betraying my own son

Moving On

The movement to free Gilad Shalit, the long-captive IDF soldier soon coming home, was a necessary precursor to this summer’s protests in Israel

Crossed

The deadly crackdown on protesting Egyptian Copts marks a turning point in the military’s post-Mubarak rule. Is this what democracy looks like?

Deal for Shalit Signed

UPDATED: Israeli soldier has been in captivity in Gaza for more than five years; deal reached with Egyptian mediation

Daybreak: Ford Confirmed As Envoy

Plus Congress halts some aid to Palestinians, and more in the news

Daybreak: Mad Mel Makes Maccabee?

Plus mysterious goings-on with Egypt, and more in the news

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