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The Israel-Hamas Prisoner Exchange: From Tactical Failure to Strategic Challenge

A rational analysis of the agreement signed between Israel and Hamas for the release of Gilad Shalit is best conducted far from the abundant rhetoric, touching photographs, and strong emotions that accompanied the extensive journalistic coverage of the event. In the course of this media event, ...

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Gilad Comes Home

Gilad Comes Home

Editor’s note: Today, Frontpage presents our “Gilad Shalit edition,” which gives a platform to the different perspectives on this most difficult issue. While the article below supports the deal that freed Shalit, Steven Plaut’s piece in today’s issue,The “Prisoner Exchange” Absurdity, opposes it. ...

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Don't Release Lady Terrorist Ahlam Ahlam Tamimi, , Proud of Killing 16, including infants

Don't Release Lady Terrorist Ahlam Ahlam Tamimi, , Proud of Killing 16, including infants

The government of Israel has agreed to a transaction with the Hamas terrorist regime for the release of an Israeli soldier, Gilad Shalit, held hostage for more than five years. 

In exchange, Israel is asked to release more than one thousand prisoners, all of them terrorists, many of them ...

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Israeli Palestinian Confrontation, October 6-11, 2011

Israeli Palestinian Confrontation, October 6-11, 2011

Events this week focus on the Egyptian-brokered agreement for the release of abducted Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. On October 11 the Israeli government convened a special meeting where a large majority of ministers voted to exchange 1,027 Palestinian terrorists for Gilad Shalit. Some of the ...

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The Palestinian Statehood Bid and US Aid to the Palestinian Authority

INSS Insight No. 286
When PA President Abbas formally submitted his bid for recognition of a Palestinian state within the 1967 borders borders and East Jerusalem as its capital, the PA thereby rejected the requests by the administration not to appeal to the United ...

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Israeli Palestinian Confrontation,October 5, 2011

Israeli Palestinian Confrontation,October 5, 2011

Sporadic rocket and mortar fire attacking the western Negev continues. In addition, an IED was used to attack an IDF force patrolling near the Gaza-Israel security fence. In the northern Gaza Strip the Israeli Air Force struck a terrorist squad preparing to fire rockets into Israeli territory.

Israeli ...

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The IAEA 2011 General Conference

INSS Insight No. 285, October 4, 2011 

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) General Conference convened on September 19, 2011 in Vienna for its annual meeting. Common to these conferences is the injection of politics into the discussions, i.e., proposals by the Arab nations, headed by ...

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The Palestinian Bid for Statehood: Wherein Lies the State?

Political commentators have written that although in his September 2011 UN speech Palestinian President Abbas delivered a vitriolic diatribe against Israel, the speech also contained an historic renunciation of Palestinian territorial claims beyond the June 4, 1967 borders. 

Indeed President ...

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Israeli Palestinian Confrontation, September 27, 2011

Israeli Palestinian Confrontation, September 27, 2011

On September 23 the Palestinian move in the UN culminated with the lodging of an appeal to the Security Council, delivered through the Secretary General, to recognize "Palestine" as a full member. The Security Council has begun deliberations, which are likely to take a number of weeks or even ...

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