Comment and Opinion

Ari Shavit – 12/10/2011

“Israel’s main asset in human and security terms is the sense of mutual responsibility that its citizens and soldiers feel toward one another. Without this feeling, there is no meaning to our lives here. Without this feeling, we have neither army, security nor the ability to protect ourselves. Rightly or not, Shalit has become a symbol of mutual responsibility. And therefore his upcoming release will not only be the redemption of a captive and the saving of the life and the return home of a son. Shalit’s release will be the realization of Israeli solidarity.”

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