Israel may be on the verge of swapping a thousand Palestinian prisoners for one kidnapped soldier who's become a cause célèbre. We look at the dilemma faced by right-wing Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu and the possible consequences, both good and bad. Also, a new delay in President Obama's plan to close Guantánamo. On Reporter's Notebook, can a Rhodes scholar play in the National Football League and go to on to become a neurosurgeon?
Banner image: An Israeli demonstrator walks past cardboard cut-outs of captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit during a protest outside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office in Jerusalem, calling for Shalit's release December 21, 2009. Photo: Uriel Sinai/Getty Images