Zvi Schalit: Congress not the right forum to discuss Gilad

May 25, 2011 11:20


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


Grandfather of captive soldier Gilad Schalit, Zvi Schalit, said Wednesday that he was not disappointed by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu not mentioning Gilad's case in his speech to congress on Tuesday.

"It's not the right forum to bring up Gilad," Schalit told Army Radio. "The public knows that the prime minister is the one who holds the key to Gilad's freedom. As such, because of the high emotions of the affair and the American soldiers in Afghanistan and Pakistan, it's not appropriate."

It was the correct forum, he said, to raise the issue with US President Barack Obama and at AIPAC.

Asked about news of any progress in efforts to return his son, Schalit added, "I'm tired of being disappointed time and again, Gilad needs to be brought home." Netanyahu, he said, "needs to exploit his strong political situation after returning from the the United States and to save Gilad immediately."

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Breaking news
November 17, 2018
CIA concludes: Saudi crown prince ordered journalist's killing