When It Comes to Shalit, Let's Be Quiet

By Leonard Fein

Forward Association, 2011

The prisoner swap for long-held POW Gilad Shalit is a rare case in which it is truly difficult, and perhaps impossible, for American Jews to offer their opinions. Regarding Shalit, American Jews are inhibited from offering opinions. Israeli society, conditioned to revert to a 'nationwide neighborhood' when threatened, and where all of the nation's sons and daughters serve in the military, simply cannot accept even a single Israeli captive. For once, American Jews ought to be diffident on Israeli policy.

Topic: Diaspora Relations, Veterans and Military Service, Israel-Diaspora Relations, Military Service and Veterans

Name of Publication: Jewish Daily Forward

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Coverage: Israel , United States

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Fein, Leonard. When It Comes to Shalit, Let's Be Quiet. Jewish Daily Forward. Forward Association. 2011: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=15461


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