19.10.2011 21.Tischrei. 5772 Hoschanah Rabbah
Benjamin Netanyahu has shown leadership, despite the fact that some may accuse him of cowardice and capitulation to terror; he took a stand and did the deed: he brought Gilad Shalit home.
A minister recalled on Tuesday a social gathering of coalition members at the Prime Minister's Residence on the eve of Rosh Hashana; Noam and Aviva Shalit stood, as always, in the darkness opposite the entrance to the house on Balfour street in Jerusalem.
Sad, broken, lonely, a living reminder of an unsolved episode. The negotiations for Gilad Shalit's release were already underway, and they were unaware that their odyssey was about to reach its happy ending….