Making the tough choices


Shlomo Avineri, a former director general of Israel’s Foreign Ministry and now a professor of political science at Hebrew University, writes in Ha’aretz that it’s time to restore sanity to Israel’s negotiations over its captive soldiers:

Anyone looking in from the outside at the emotional turmoil and media circus surrounding the return of the bodies of Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser would likely have concluded that Israel is run not by the government but by families worried about the fate of their loved ones. Since the matter of Gilad Shalit has still not been solved, it is worth returning some sanity to the public debate, and not to repeat our mistakes.

He made the same argument in Ha’aretz last week.

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