Friday, June 19, 2009
During my recent visit to New York, I noticed this bulletin near the police station at Grand Central Station.
In Israel it's harder for people to "just disappear." Wherever we go, we run into people we know or met. The country is smaller.
But we do have missing Israelis, those captured by our enemies. Israel allows enemy Arab prisoners visits by the Red Cross and even family, but the same rights and courtesies aren't offered by the Arab countries and terrorist groups which have captured Israelis, like Gilad Shalit.
Recently Yona Baumel died, decades after last seeing his son or knowing his whereabouts.
Israel must cease all visits, yes humanitarian visits, of Arab prisoners until our missing soldiers are returned home... alive or dead.