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Critics Question Israel's Prisoner Swap

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Israeli officials freed five Hezbollah militants on Wednesday in exchange for the bodies of two Israeli soldiers captured and killed by the militant group in 2006. Guests and callers weigh in on the controversial deal, which some people have criticized as a lopsided exchange.


Amos Harel, Haaretz defense correspondent

Natan Sharansky, former member of the Israeli Knesset; author of The Case for Democracy: The Power of Freedom to Overcome Tyranny and Terror; chairman of the Shalem Center's Institute for Strategic Studies

Jeffry Wert, historian and author specializing in the American Civil War; author of the upcoming book Cavalryman of the Lost Cause



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