Wednesday, July 16, 2008



Am Yisrael (the people of Israel) is crying. Just a few hours ago we received the bodies of our two dead soldiers - Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev - in return for the release of one of the most vicious murderers, Samir Kuntar - alive.

Not to mention that we still haven't received any definitive word about the fate or whereabouts of Ron Arad.... which was promised to us as part of this deal.

Not to mention that we are still trying to obtain the release of Gilad Shalit.

I won't go into all the whys and wherefors of this travesty - you have all read every word about it in your newspapers.

What I will say, however, is that we must change our government now - and change the way we deal with the issue of our kidnapped soldiers and the terrorists we have in our prisons.

How Nasrallah must be laughing at us. And how this one-sided exchange must be giving all the terror groups hope. Hamas, Fatah, Hezbollah - and anyone else who is planning to kidnap our soldiers and civilians - only have to know that we will accede to their demands in return for dead bodies, one or two photographs and some old bones.

How very sad for the families involved - never to know the fate of their loved ones. But - we must send a message that we will consider releasing terrorists "with blood on their hands" - or any terrrorists for that matter - only for our captives who are returned to us alive. And we must verify that fact. Where was the world during this exchange? Where was the Red Cross? Where was our government?

Dear Goldwasser Family, Dear Regev Family - I - and all of Israel - cry for you and with you today.

May you be counted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.


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