Does Shalit Deal Point To A New Stage In the Middle East?
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  • Fred

    I don’t question that one Jew is worth 1000 Palestinians (at least), but I still think Israel made a mistake. Why on earth would they trust Hamas to live up to any “pragmatic deal”?

  • Earl of Sandwich

    The best move is to get Shalit back and renege on the deal. That way Israel destroys its creditability to cave in in the future.

  • Luke Lea

    Then there is the symbolism: 1000 Palestinians = 1 Israeli. If I were Palestinian I would oppose such a swap on principle, as an insult to my dignity.

  • Kris

    Earl of Sandwich (#2):

    !!! Yours is by far the best comment I have read on this whole depressing affair.

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