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October 21, 2011

Israel’s Release

Tsafrir Abayov/Associated Press

And perhaps the most ironic photo from Wednesday’s Israel-Hamas prisoner release (after this pair). Really, a thousand bitter prisoners set free as the grinding settlement policy continues to fuel antagonism, and people are releasing doves?

(photo: Tsafrir Abayov/Associated Press caption: Israelis released a dove as they celebrated the return of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit at the Kerem Shalom border crossing.)

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