Her guest in today's program was Arnold Roth, speaking on the 14th anniversary - according to the Hebrew calendar - of his daughter's murder in a Hamas terror attack in the center of Jerusalem:
VOI's Judy Lash Balint is joined by Arnold Roth, father of Malki,15, killed in the Sbarro pizzeria terror attack in Jerusalem exactly 14 years ago. Roth decries the fact that the female terrorist who planned the attack was released in 2011, in exchange for the freedom of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. He has spent the past 14 years speaking out against appeasing terrorism, while commemorating his daughter’s memory through the activities of Keren Malki, a non-profit organization that helps families to care for their special-needs kids at home. He says Malki was dedicated to bringing happiness and support to disabled kids, particularly her own younger sister... [Voice of Israel's Jerusalem Diaries page]Click here to go to Voice of Israel's audio-on-demand page. The interview runs about 25 minutes.
For some of our reflections on the process leading up to the Shalit Deal and its ghastly consequences, see "20-Jul-15: Pausing for a moment to reflect on when we lost our collective senses".