Rivlin dedicates Schalit exhibit in European Parliament

Knesset speaker: “It's a grave mistake to consider Schalit’s fate a matter of Israeli-Palestinian conflict, instead of basic human values.”

By
October 10, 2011 20:47
1 minute read.
Rivlin dedicates Schalit exhibit in Europe

Rivlin Schalit Exhibit 311. (photo credit: Gabi Farkash)

 
X

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

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin dedicated on Monday evening an exhibit in the European Parliament in Brussels consisting of drawings based on captive soldier Gilad Schalit’s book When the Shark and the Fish First Met, that he wrote at age 11.

“It is a grave mistake to consider Gilad Schalit’s fate as a matter of the Israeli- Palestinian conflict, instead of basic human values,” Rivlin added. “The free world must react harshly to Hamas’s brutality.”

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


RELATED:
Palestinians say Israel using Schalit as a distraction
'German mediator in Egypt for Schalit deal talks'


“Political and diplomatic excuses in connection to Gilad are only providing an escape for terrorist organizations,” Rivlin told European Parliament President Jerzy Buzek, adding that he hopes the exhibit will raise awareness of Schalit’s captivity.

Buzek said that Schalit, who holds French and Israeli citizenship, “is a citizen of the European Union,” and called for his immediate release.

MK Nachman Shai (Kadima), who joined Rivlin in Brussels, voiced “the firm and uncompromising demand to allow the Red Cross to visit Schalit and make sure that he is held in humane conditions, according to international law.”

“We demand, once again, that Gilad Schalit be released,” Shai said. “There is no reason for Hamas to continue holding him illegally.”

JPOST VIDEOS THAT MIGHT INTEREST YOU:


The exhibit, titled “Shark and Fish, Wolf and Lamb – Hope and Possibility,” was organized by Lee Rimon of “The Edge,” a gallery in Nahariya. Dozens of artists illustrated scenes from Schalit’s book. The works have previously been displayed in the Knesset.

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

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
August 31, 2014
Prime minister to Channel 1: I’ll be running again in next election

By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN