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Freedom for Gilad

The Negotiator: Freeing Gilad Shalit from Hamas

Gershon ..had empathy for the other side and felt for the Palestinian prisoners languishing in Israeli prisons. Hamad Ghazi felt empathy for Gilad Shalit. These two succeeded where the government officials failed. read more

Secret Schalit negotiations unveiled

The Negotiator: Freeing Gilad Shalit from Hamas

“The Negotiator” is not entirely reassuring when it comes to the larger peace process. “Look, Gershon, I will never recognize Israel or make peace with it,” one senior Hamas leader told Baskin. “Neither will my son. What my grandson will do, I do not know.” But Baskin insists on seeing a glimmer of hope in these words: “At least the door might open in two generations.” read more

Seeking Peace Among the Warriors

The Negotiator: Freeing Gilad Shalit from Hamas

The Negotiator: Freeing Gilad Schalit is the story of Gershon Baskin, who decided to act on his own, without government support, to free Schalit. Thus begins the extraordinary tale of one man and how his contacts on all sides of the bitter ideological-political divide eventually helped free the soldier. read more

Worth the Read

The Negotiator: Freeing Gilad Shalit from Hamas

The book sheds light on the labrynthian nature of the negotiations which led to the freeing of Gilad Schlait and the byzantine political forces on all sides that kept a solution at bay for years. read more