Jewish groups welcome return of Schalit to Israel

By GIL STERN STERN SHEFLER
October 18, 2011 16:48

Reactions from around the Jewish world poured in on Tuesday following the dramatic release of IDF soldier Gilad Schalit earlier in the day.

Jewish groups in the US, home to the largest Jewish population outside Israel, welcomed his release while acknowledging the price paid by the Israeli government which let over 1,000 Palestinian prisoners out of jail in return.


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