The Boiling Point

Garden of Eden: Fourth period belonged to Gilad Shalit

October 15, 2011

Today, during fourth period, it was announced to the world that Israel's cabinet was about to vote on an agreement with Hamas that would release Gilad Shalit. How did Hamas and Israel finally see eye to eye? A thousand deadly prisoners will be given in return.   Let’s just state the obvious facts, in case you aren’t up to date. 1. Gilad Shalit was capt...

DEAD-SETt: Opposite Netanyahu’s residence, the Gilad Shalit volunteer-run headquarters tent (left) sits adjacent Noam and Aviva Shalit’s tent (right), which they will be camping out in every night until their son’s release.

Gilad Shalit’s father praises LA Mayor Villaraigosa in Boiling Point interview

August 30, 2010

Noam Shalit, father of the kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, will not stand for Israel’s inaction regarding his son’s four-year captivity. So...

Releasing murderers to go home to their families creates the possibility that more lives will be lost, but that possibility exists for Israel every day anyway

October 9, 2009

By: Rose Bern Gilad Shalit sits inside a desolate prison cell and thinks about his situation.  He's a soldier who has been held hostage in an enemy land for the past three years because his country has not agreed to a prison swap. He knows his life is as important any other person's and is extremely distraught because he feels his country is betraying him after he was so...

Gilad Shalit

October 8, 2009

Kalil I. Eden, 9th grade Hamal stuffs the empty space in the cartridge with nails, to inflict as much pain and death as possible, then seals it and lights another cigarette. Whoa, deja vu. Hamal did this last year, but was caught later by the IDF. Unfortunately, Hamal was one of the thousand chosen to be traded for Gilad Shalit's freedom, coincidently one of the 450 convicted...

Blood drive mobilizes students for Shalit

Jeremy Lowe, Community Editor

April 5, 2009

During most school years, members of the Shalhevet community give blood because they want to help save lives. This year their motivation to donate was two-fold: to save lives and to show solidarity with kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. With Shalit nearing 1,000 days in captivity in the hands of Hamas, this year's annual Red Cross blood drive March 24 was dedicated...