Seder’ for Israeli captives


Friends of three captive Israeli soldiers held a protest seder outside Ehud Olmert’s residence.

Around forty friends of Gilad Shalit, Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev set up a table on the pavement near the Prime Minister’s residence in Jerusalem on Saturday night for a special Passover seder.

Instead of the standard Haggadah, the assembled read out and sang from a specially composed text deploring the Israeli government’s failure to recover the soldiers, who have been in Hezbollah or Hamas captivity since the summer of 2006.

Olmert has said intensive efforts are under way behind the scenes to repatriate the three, though he has balked at the ransom demands made by their captors.


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