Born in Israel and raised partially in East Asia, I have been lucky to travel and live in various countries around the world. Trained in both computer science and design, my professional identity centers around bridging the two worlds.
I live in New York City and may be reached at giladlotan -at- gmail -dot- com
Latest posts by Gilad Lotan from July, 2008
A day after the controversial deal with Hezbollah, many Israelis are still puzzled and disappointed. Puzzled over why their government accepted the terms of this deal, knowing that the kidnapped soldiers were not alive. How did the government and security entities approve handing back live prisoners with blood on their hands for dead bodies?
“The prisoner swap deal between Israel and Hezbollah is a forlorn expression of the failed second Lebanon war and the lack of firm policy in the Israeli government. We follow all the norms of international law while the other side educates to kill,” writes Zvi Mazel [he].
Wednesday, July 16th, was a day of mourning all across Israel. Hopes for the slight possibility that the approved prisoner exchange deal with Hizbollah will bring the two abducted soldiers, Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev, back home alive were shattered as their coffins were transported across the border. Gilad Lotan brings us reactions from the Israeli blogopshere.