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Remembering Gilad Shalit in Stamford

Kulanu teen discussion

Adam Weiss, the Stamford JCC shaliach (Israel emissary) and Israel Young Emissaries Anat Desiatsky and Aner Shofty led a special class for eighth graders at Kulanu, an evening Jewish education program for teens from greater Stamford,  to fill the middle schoolers in on the situation regarding Gilad Shalit, the 24-year old IDF soldier who in 2006 was kidnapped by Hamas terrorists. The three Israeli emissaries outlined for the students the dilemma now facing Israelis: Hamas demands the release of 1,000 prisoners in return for the release of Shalit. Many Israelis feel strongly that any price is worth paying for Shalit’s release; others are sympathetic, but object to any negotiation with terrorists, especially when it could mean sending other terrorists back to Gaza. The Kulanu teens discussed and debated both sides of the issue. In the end, the Kulanu teens resolved to continue to follow the issue and to find out what they can do to help Gilad Shalit.

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