Friday, July 18, 2008

More discussion on the prisoner swap

Gila, herself a terrorism victim, had an immediate reaction, then second thoughts. I recommend that you read the comments and follow the links (to posts by David Bogner/Trep and Robert Avrech in the more recent post itself and to another post by Trep in its comments).

Aussie Dave expressed concern about the future safety of all Israelis.

Daniel Gordis's thoughts here were already copied into Gila's comments.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe that the deal shouldn't have been made, but the question that Israelis should be asking now is what they should be doing next!

Did you know that two thousand years ago a Roman citizen could walk across the face of the known world free of the fear of molestation. He could walk across the earth unharmed, cloaked only in the words Civis Romanis I am a Roman citizen. So great was the retribution of Rome, universally understood as certain, should any harm befall even one of its citizens.

Where was Ehud Goldwasser's protection, or Eldad Regev's? Where is the retribution for the families and where is the warning to the rest of the world that Israelis shall walk this earth unharmed, lest the clenched fist of the most mighty military force in the history of the Middle East comes crashing down on your house!? In other words, what the hell is the Israeli government doing here?

Tue Jul 22, 10:18:00 PM 2008  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Good questions. I'm working on a related post. Stay tuned.

Tue Jul 22, 10:44:00 PM 2008  

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