· October, 2011

Stories about Israel from October, 2011

Israel: Joy and Anger Continue Over Shalit Deal

  20 October 2011

Gilad Shalit's return has been one of the biggest events in recent Israeli history. The Israeli soldier was released from Hamas captivity after being held for 1,941 days, in exchange for 1,027 Palestinian prisoners. Here are more reactions from the Hebrew blogosphere.

Arab World: Celebrations Break Out as 477 Palestinians Released

  18 October 2011

Tweeps have been busy today following the details of the Israel-Palestine prisoner swap, which saw the release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, in exchange for 1,027 Palestinian prisoners. Here is a summary of reactions of netizens from across the Arab world and beyond.

Israel: News of Gilad Shalit's Release Welcomed

  12 October 2011

On October 11, the Israeli government and top Hamas officials confirmed that a deal has been struck between Israel and Hamas that would lead to the release of the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit in exchange for 1,027 Palestinian prisoners. Israeli netizens react to the news.

Morocco: French Made TGV Rail Project Causes Controversy

  1 October 2011

On Thursday, President Sarkozy of France visited Morocco to oversee the launch of construction work on a new TGV rail link between the cities of Tangier and Casablanca. Moroccan bloggers are questioning the relevance, political significance and the motives behind the costly project.