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"The LORD said unto Abram ... 'I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee ...
And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed
(Genesis 12:1-3)


"Thus saith the LORD God of Israel ... 'The LORD liveth ... which led the seed of the house of Israel out of the north country,
and from all countries whither I had driven them; and they shall dwell in their own land
(Jeremiah 23:2,8)


"Behold, He that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep" (Psalm 121:1-4)

Gilad Shalit (June 2006)


Articles and Videos

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Terrorist Freed in Shalit Deal Murdered Father of Five  (23 June 2014)

"A terrorist freed in the Shalit deal in 2011, in which captive Gilad Shalit was released by Hamas in exchange for 1,027 Palestinian-Arab prisoners, was arrested for the murder on Passover eve of Police Chief Superintendent Baruch Mizrahi, a 47-year-olf father of five..."


Gilad Shalit is Coming Home  (12 October 2011)


"As I write these words I still find this hard to believe. It's been 5 years since Gilad was captured by Hamas, 5 years almost without contact, 5 years in which he brutally grew up and became a man..."


Arnold and Frimet Roth, Whose Daughter Malka was Mudered by terrorists in 2001, Respond to Shalit News  (12 October 2011)


"It has been reported that, among the Palestinian prisoners to be released in the deal approved by Israel to gain the release of Gilad Shalit, is Ahlam Tamimi, the terrorist sentenced to sixteen life terms in jail for her role in the Sbarro massacre..."


Government Approves Agreement for Release of Gilad Shalit  (12 October 2011)


"The Government approved the agreement for the release of Gilad Shalit by a large majority of 26 ministers in favor and 3 against. ... Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said: 'This is a difficult decision to make, but a leadership is examined in moments like these, in its ability to make difficult decisions'..."


Gilad Shalit and the Sea Turtle  (12 October 2011)


"A couple of years ago I remember seeing an incredible contrast on YouTube..."


Backlash Against Netanyahu After Captured Israeli Soldier Shalit is Released in Prisoner Exchange with Hamas?  (12 October 2011)


"Shalit's captivity has long been a source of national anguish in Israel. In a country where most young people are required to serve in Israel's army nearly every household could identify with the Shalit family's pain. But the case also triggered national soul-searching over whether to negotiate with Hamas..."


Hamas Values Its Terrorists: More Than 1,000 of Them for Gilad Shalit  (12 October 2011)


"After more than five years as a hostage of Hamas, the kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit will reportedly soon be released in exchange for more than 1,000 Palestinian terrorists held in Israeli jails..."


A Deal With the Devil  (11 October 2011)


"The dramatic news this evening that Israel and the Hamas have agreed a deal which will see the return to Israel of its kidnapped soldier, Gilad Shalit, will provoke the most bitterly mixed reactions amongst Israelis and all who care about justice..."


Guardian's Middle East Editor, Ian Black, Equates Gilad Shalit with Palestinian Terrorists  (11 October 2011)


"I'll never forget the heated debate on Facebook about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict I had with a left-wing Jewish acquaintance back in Philadelphia several years ago..."


Is the Shalit Deal Worth It?  (11 October 2011)


"I'm seeing a number of people in the comments, on Twitter and on groups I follow who are against the Shalit deal if it means that hundreds of murderers are freed in exchange. The argument has two components..."


The Invisible Palestinians  (27 June 2011)


"Like the rest of the Left, the media hold Israel responsible for Hamas's imprisonment of Schalit because they perceive the Arabs generally and the Palestinians specifically as objects rather than actors..."


Bringing Gilad Home and the Role Played by the Media  (09 June 2011)


"One of this blog's two authors published the article below today on She argues that there is something deeply disturbing in the way politicians and the media, including parts of the Israeli media, present the five year old struggle to free Gilad Shalit, an Israeli hostage, from the grip of the Hamas terrorist organization as if only Hamas' terms are relevant..."


The Jewish Disease of 'If Only Israel Would do X, Y, or Z' There Would be Peace and Harmony in the Mid-East  (30 April 2011)


"One of the most ironic obstacles to peace in the Middle-east is what I call the Jewish disease of 'ifonlyitis'. This is the school of thought that says 'if only' Israel would do this, or 'if only' Israel would do that, then we might finally resolve the conflict..."


My Thoughts on the Gilad Shalit Campaign  (25 February 2011)


"It was inspiring to be on the vigil for Gilad Shalit outside the Red Cross last night..."


YOUTUBE:  Israel's Lost Son  (24 February 2011)


"God bless and thanks for the video and for reminding us about the plight of this young man and Israel..."


Gilad Shalit Awareness Fortnight  (14 February 2011)


"Gilad Shalit, a 24 year old Israeli, has been languishing in captivity for over four years, held hostage by the Hamas Terrorist organisation. Contrary to international law, Gilad has been denied all visits, including from organisations such as the Red Cross. Unlike so many other elements of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the story of Gilad Shalit is not as well-known amongst the wider UK public. For this reason, the Embassy of Israel alongside ten other community organisations will be launching a national, two-week Gilad Shalit Awareness Campaign on the 14th of February..."


PETITION:  Bring Gilad Shalit Home  (February 2011)


"We urgently ask you to support us in our campaign: Bring Gilad Shalit Home.  Gilad Shalit was captured on the 25th of June 2006 by members of the terror-organization Hamas. He is a victim of terror! Gilad has been in captivity already more than 1750 days. We want to support the Israeli government and encourage them to do everything possible to reunite him with his family in Israel. By offering as many signatures as possible we want to show that we are standing behind the Israeli government and that they will give Gilad back his freedom within reasonable terms..."


The Story of Gilad Shalit  (February 2011)


Why is Gilad Shalit in Captivity? / Why can't the Red Cross see him or mail get through to him by conventional means? / What have the UN done about it? / What are Human Rights Organizations doing? / Why is Hamas in power? / Gilad Shalit's family / Support for Gilad Shalit / Active Campaigns.


Free Gilad Shalit  (Blog)


"This is a blogroll of people who actively support Freeing Gilad Shalit ... who was serving in the Israeli Defense Forces. A young man who is at the prime of his life, Gilad was kidnapped by Palestinian terrorist on the 26th June 2006..."







"Thus saith the LORD,
which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night,
which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; the LORD of hosts is His name:
'If those ordinances depart from before me,' saith the LORD,
'then the seed of Israel shall also cease from being a nation before me forever'"
(Jeremiah 31:35-36)


"For the LORD will not cast off His people, neither will He forsake His inheritance"
(Psalm 94:14)


"They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion which cannot be removed, but abideth forever.
As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the LORD is round about His people from henceforth even forever"

(Psalm 125:1-2)







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Elizabeth McDonald