What more is there to say on the exchange of prisoners,including a vicious murderer, for the dead bodies of two Israeli soldiers who were illegally abducted and then murdered?
The Times reports the story here:
and the Israeli funerals here:
Here is the BBC
Even though the BBC itself played down the viciousness of the released murderer - a child killer - at least most of the comments on the BBC's webpage see reason.
Having met the father of one of the murdered soldiers here in Manchester, and listened to the wife of the other speak at a specially convened meeting in Haifa, all I can say is that Israel and the Jewish people can lift their head up high. For if the Regev and Goldwassers are typical Israeli citizens, the Jewish people will survive the pain, whilst those who espouse death and destruction .....
For this is the meaning of the 'world to come'. Our world is but a corridor to the world eternal, and the constant dignity displayed by the families of the murdered Israeli soldiers is proof of this rabbinic dictum - if one were needed:
This site is invaluable on the whole issue: