So Good the Peace of Coming Home! I have limited Hebrew skills but that’s how I translated one of many new Hebrew banners that seemed to appear everywhere in Jerusalem within hours of the announcement that Gilad Shalit, the Israeli soldier held in captivity in Gaza for the past five years, was finally coming home. The sentiment surrounding the advent of Gilad’s release may have been a first: finally something has happened in Israel that Arab and Jew has celebrated together.
Sadly, many Arabs celebrate for different reasons.
Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasralah called Gilad’s release “a pure achievement that sanctifies the culture of resistance.” We can quibble with words like pure, sanctifies and culture, but, bottom line, Nasralah is right