From the very beginning, Israel should have embarked on a proactive muscular campaign to obtain Shalit’s release. It’s still not too late. In 1976 Israel used force to free a planeload of Jews and Israelis kidnapped by Arab terrorists and taken to Entebbe, Uganda. That courageous Israel of yesteryear is today reduced to begging and pleading with the thugs of Hamas.
Steven Plaut, a professor at Haifa University, is a frequent contributor to The Jewish Press. His book “The Scout” is available at Amazon.com. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Author: Steven Plaut is a professor at the University of Haifa. He can be contacted at email@example.com.
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