Israel's History of Prisoner ExchangesThe Times (UK) reports:

The father of the young soldier held captive by Palestinian gunmen increased the pressure on Israel’s government yesterday by urging them to negotiate his son’s release. “In the end it will be necessary to pay a price for Gilad’s freedom,” said Noam Shalit, whose 19-year-old son was seized from Israeli territory two weeks ago. “I don’t understand why the government is delaying negotiations on this price.”

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Bonus links:
Ha’aretz Editorial: The government is losing its reason
British Jews in UK Times: What is Israel doing? [PDF]