Jerusalem Report

Analysis: A tale of two prisoner exchanges

Israel and the US share similar dilemmas about swapping captive terrorists for soldiers being held hostage.

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Photo by: REUTERS
Both came from small, isolated communities – one from the Upper Galilee in Israel, the other from Idaho in the US.

Both were soldiers born in 1986 – the Israeli served in an armored corps battalion, the American as an infantryman.



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