December 14, 2018

Hamas to free Gilad Shalit in prisoner swap with Israel

Israel and Hamas have agreed a deal for the release of Sgt Gilad Shalit, an Israeli soldier held hostage by Palestinian militants for five years. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the deal had been reached after arduous talks, and that Sgt Shalit would be back with his family "within … [Read more...]

Egypt hosts Palestinian-Israeli peace talks

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas at the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheik next week. Hillary is going to have another crack at Middle-East peace. It is hard not to get cynical when … [Read more...]