18.10.2011 20.Tischrei. 5772 Chol Hamo'ed 4
While its enemies praise death, Israel sanctifies life, for that reason it is willing to pay heavy price to retrieve one IDF soldier.
If everything goes as planned on Tuesday morning, Gilad Schalit will return home and Israel will once again prove that it is different from the rest of the countries that surround it in the Middle East.
On the one hand, there is no question that for Hamas and Hezbollah, Israel’s decision to release 1,027 convicted terrorists will motivate them to try and kidnap more Israeli soldiers in the future. Some in Israel are calling this move national suicide….