web analytics
March 6, 2015 / 15 Adar , 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post


Netanyahu Meets with Gilad Shalit, Parents as Holiday of Liberation Approaches

PM Netanyahu greeting Gilad Shalit as his mother Aviva looks on

PM Netanyahu greeting Gilad Shalit as his mother Aviva looks on
Photo Credit: GPO

Gilad Shalit met on Thursday with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv, for the first time since being greeted by the Prime Minister upon his return to Israel after five and a half years in Hamas captivity.

The visit, scheduled to coincide with the Passover holiday, was also attended by Netanyahu’s wife Sara, and Gilad’s parents, Noam and Aviva.

Gilad took the opportunity to again thank Netanyahu for returning him home last October, and told the Prime Minister that he had gained 6 kilograms since then. “Now time goes by faster and I’m getting more active. For example, I have a more diverse daily routine. I even came here on the train. Soon I’ll be discharged from the army.”

“You’re looking very well and it is evident that you are coming back to life,” Netanyahu responded. “This year the holiday of liberation gets a special meaning. From slavery to freedom; from darkness to light.”

Aviva Shalit thanked the Prime Minister, saying “we will always remember that you returned Gilad…It was important for me to come here today with Gilad so you can see that ‘whoever saves one life, saves the entire world.’”

Netanyahu deflected some of the credit, saying that throughout the ordeal, his wife was a relentless advocate for Gilad’s return.

Noam Shalit, who recently announced that he was running for a Knesset seat on the Labor party ticket and has publicly criticized Netanyahu, said that his family wanted to meet with Netanyahu because it was important to thank all those responsible for Gilad’s return.

About the Author: Solomon Burke is a regular contributor to JewishPress.com


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

One Response to “Netanyahu Meets with Gilad Shalit, Parents as Holiday of Liberation Approaches”

  1. HE'S ONLY GAINED 6KG? Definitely a leftist mother :P

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
Policemen on the scene after Arab terrorist rammed his car into a crowd of people Friday morning.
Update 11:00 AM: Police Shoot Terrorist in Jerusalem Terror Attack
Latest News Stories
Bedouin show their identity with Israel by waving Hamas flags.

A large turnout of Bedouin and Arab voters may make the United Arab List the third largest Knesset party.

Policemen on the scene after Arab terrorist rammed his car into a crowd of people Friday morning.

Five people were wounded, including two policewomen, near a light rail train station in eastern Jerusalem.

"Fat men" in the Old City of Jerusalem.

Purim is a national holiday and costume party in Israel, when there is a spirit of unity.

PA/PLO Chairman Mahmoud Abbas addresses Central Committee convention in Ramallah.

The decision could lead to the collapse of the Palestinian Authority.

A plane crash and snow storm all but paralyzed LaGuardia International Airport in New York on Thursday; one runway opened the airport by evening.

Actor Harrison Ford is in fair condition after crash-landing a private plane on a golf course in Venice, CA, Thursday afternoon.

An abandoned Jewish soldier who died for Ukraine was rescued and given a proper Jewish burial by ZAKA. Their story.

The race for nuclear power has begun in the Middle East in response to fears of an Iranian nuclear threat.

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a Megillah reading, which tells the story of the Jewish festival of Purim, inside the Great Synagogue in Jerusalem on March 05, 2015. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia.

A hitchhiker pulled out a gun and stopped the attack.

Israel was the sixth-highest source for tourists to Germany in 2014.

Eshed said that a smart meter can run for as long as 10 years if it is equipped with this chipset.

US Amb to South Korea attacked at event in Seoul, slashed face and hand.

On Saturday, the French daily Le Figaro reported on Saturday, citing intelligence sources, that Khamenei would likely live only two more years.

COGAT chief hopes Hamas “would not steal water from civilians as they steal construction materials intended for the reconstruction of houses.”

Israel’s Channel 2 television network thought Herzog’s remarks constituted elections propaganda.

More Articles from Solomon Burke
Cell phone

The Israel Defense Forces on Sunday began a week-long drill of a text-message warning system that sends alerts to cellphones about imminent missile attacks in particular areas. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: “All of the threats that are currently being directed against the Israeli home front pale against a particular threat, different in scope, different in substance, and therefore I reiterate that Iran cannot be allowed to have nuclear weapons.”

Egyptian demonstrators protesting at the Israeli embassy in Cairo, 15 May 2011.

The Islamic movement to which newly-elected Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi belongs, released a statement on Monday claiming the Sinai border attack that left 16 Egyptian security officers dead “could be attributed to the Mossad,” according to Egyptian daily Al-Masry Al-Youm.

Egypt deploys helicopter gunships to the Sinai peninsula after President Mohamed Mursi directed the military to take “complete control” of the Sinai. Israel Defense Minister Ehud barak: “I hope that this will be a wakeup call for Egypt regarding the necessity to be sharp and efficient on their side.”

The ad states: “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat Jihad.” The MTA refused to run it.

The wall will be fronted with 60 white cross “that symbolize the 60 million little baby boys and girls have been murdered since 1973 in America alone.”

In a briefing before the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, Maj.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi said that the election of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsi as President of Egypt has brought political Islam to the forefront of politics in the Arab world, but predicted that the Egyptian military would continue to serve as a strong restraint. As a result, he doubted that Egypt would be allowed to drift into Iran’s orbit.

Baseless Hatred: What It Is and What You Can Do About It, a new book by Dr. Rene Levy, tackles a problem that has plagued the Jewish people from very early on in their history; the destructive aspects of which have been responsible for some of their greatest historical calamities and continue to threaten the unity of the Jewish people today.

Caterpillar issued a stinging rebuke of the accusations, and it was revealed that the Palestinian Authority recently bought Caterpillar equipment.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/israel/netanyahu-meets-with-gilad-shalit-parents-as-holiday-of-liberation-approaches/2012/03/29/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: