A German mediator trying to arrange a prisoner swap between Israel and Hezbollah left Beirut, a Lebanese newspaper reported over the weekend. The paper, Al-Mustaqbal, said it was unclear whether the mediator’s efforts succeeded or failed. Hezbollah kidnapped three Israeli soldiers and an Israeli businessman in October.
The Archive of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency includes articles published from 1923 to 2008. Archive stories reflect the journalistic standards and practices of the time they were published.