Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Pausing for a moment to reflect on when we lost our collective senses

...But there is one mainstream Israeli media voice, that of Haaretz's Ari Shavit, with whom we certainly have our differences, that expressed back then, almost in real time (though only after the deed was done) horror at the widespread craziness that had brought Israel's government to a transaction steeped in yet-to-be-shed blood with murderers already mired in evil and hatred.

Masses march in Jerusalem with the parents of
the young Israeli man 
held hostage by Hamas,
 July 8, 2010  [
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Arnold/Frimet Roth..
This Ongoing War..
21 July '15..

Suddenly, critical reviews of the highly problematic 2011 Shalit Deal are all over the social media.

We raised the issue yesterday ["19-Jul-15: Another catastrophic outcome of the 2011 Shalit Deal"] as soon as we learned that the Palestinian Arab terror gang that executed a shooting attack on a car-load of young Israelis men heading home from a basketball game last month were organized, funded and led by one of the many hundreds of convicted murdering terrorists who walked free in the Shalit Deal.

Now we see that Amos Harel, writing in today's Haaretz ["West Bank murder arrest: A reminder of Shalit deal’s price"] touches (lightly) on some of the concerns we have been airing for some years. Here's how he gets started:

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