Tuesday, September 5, 2006

Israel Deals

After denying the inevitable, Israel decides to trade approximately 800 Palestinian prisoners for kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. According to Al-Hayat, an Egyptian newspaper, Shalit has already been sent to Egypt in the first stage of the swap. He will held there until Israel fulfills its pledges under the agreement according to El-Halij, a Bahrain-based daily. After Nasrallah's stand against an untested Ohlmert, the Israeli state appears ready to cut its losses and to regain its footing among its Arab brethren.

Cf. http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1154526005187&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull.


constancehogue said...

Thanks, James, for keeping us posted on alot of world events.  We appreciate your keen insight!  Love, Mum

jakeho said...

Thank you, Mum, for your kind words: like Deedee, I love current events.