Itzik on U.S. tour for captive soldiers


Israel’s Knesset speaker is meeting with U.S. and U.N. leaders to press the case of Israel’s captive soldiers.

Dalia Itzik met Monday with Condoleezza Rice, the U.S. secretary of state, and is scheduled to meet with Ban Ki-moon, the secretary-general of the United Nations, on Tuesday.

Hezbollah, a Lebanese terrorist group, is holding Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser. Hamas-affiliated gunmen in the Gaza Strip are holding Cpl. Gilad Shalit. All three were captured last summer.

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