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Israeli Corporal Gilad Shalit is still being held by Palestinian militants who attacked his tank brigade on June 25, killing two soldiers. Israel has responded with a major military incursion in Gaza, less than a year after its forces formally withdrew. But there may be signs of a break in the escalating violence triggered by the kidnapping. A top Israeli official said today that Israel might be willing to exchange Palestinian prisoners for the soldier, something it has refused to even discuss until now. What are the options for ending the crisis? What affect is the situation having on moderate voices in the region? Where do Israelis and Palestinians go from here? What are the prospects for a prisoner exchange, which is what the Palestinians want? What political issues are helping drive the crisis on both sides? What are the options for ending the escalating violence? Guest host Sara Terry explores the possibilities for a resolution to the escalating violence. (An extended version of this discussion aired earlier today on To the Point.)
Guest host Sara Terry is an award-winning writer and photographer, Her latest photo-documentary project is Aftermath: Bosnia's Long Road to Peace.

Government of Israel on kidnapping

Myre's article on Israel's drive into Gaza

Producers:
Frances Anderton

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