Prisoners deported under Shalit deal arrive in Turkey, Syria, Jordan, and Qatar

BY AVI ISSACHAROFF, HAARETZ— Forty-two released Palestinian prisoners arrived in Syria, Turkey, Jordan and Qatar on Tuesday after being set free as part of a prisoner exchange deal between Israel and Hamas. The prisoners are considered the most notorious of 1,027 Palestinians and Israeli Arabs being released by Israel in exchange for abducted Israel Defense…

Should Israel exchange terrorists for a kidnapped soldier?

BY ALAN DERSHOWITZ, JPOST— The Israeli government has agreed to release hundreds of properly convicted Palestinian terrorists in exchange for one illegally kidnapped Israeli soldier.  This decision, understandable as it is emotionally, dramatically illustrates why terrorism works.  By agreeing to this exchange, Israel has once again shown its commitment to saving the life of even…