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Gilad Shalit

Shalit: The French Connection Shalit: The French Connection
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 by Simon Gordon | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

When Gilad Shalit was released on October 17, Israel was not the only country to welcome the liberation of one of its citizens. Although Shalit was born and raised in Israel, he also holds French citizenship, through his grandmother.
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