Analysis: A tale of two prisoner exchanges

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

June 16, 2014 14:33

Gilad Schalit walks with his father, Noam, alongside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak at an official welcome at Tel Nof air base, October 18, 2011. (photo credit: 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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