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August 23, 2006
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A Canadian and an American lawmaker teamed up to press the International Red Cross to ensure the safety of three kidnapped Israeli soldiers. Canadian Sen. Jerry Grafstein, who is Jewish, and U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.) each wrote to their respective countries’ branch of the Red Cross asking for pressure to be applied on the International Red Cross to inquire about and ensure the safety of Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev, captured by Hezbollah, and Gilad Shalit, captured by Hamas.

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