Monday, October 17, 2011

17-Oct-11: The American Conversation and the Terrorists-for-Gilad deal

From the Takeaway website:
Israel released the names of the 477 Palestinian prisoners it will free on Tuesday in exchange for captured soldier Gilad Shalit, who has been held by Hamas since 2006. Most of the prisoners were serving life sentences for violent crimes, including murder. About 200 of the prisoners will not be allowed to return home, and will be exiled to Qatar and Turkey. A poll by Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth found nearly 79 percent of Israelis support the swap. Arnold Roth is not among them. Roth lost his daughter in 2001 after a suicide bomber blew up a pizza restaurant in Jerusalem. The woman who drove the bomber, and may have had a hand in plotting the attack is one of those being released tomorrow. Roth share his thoughts on the idea of her and many other convicted prisoners being released.
Guests: Arnold Roth. Produced by: David J Fazekas
The TakeAway show is a radio co-production of WNYC Radio and Public Radio International, in collaboration with The BBC World Service, New York Times Radio and WGBH Boston. Today, Monday 17th October 2011, the program focused on the objections raised to the Terrorists-for-Gilad deal in Israel. The guest speaker was Arnold Roth.

Click to hear the four minute interview.

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