Commentary on the Politics, History and Culture of the Middle East and Central Asia, by Brian Ulrich
Thursday, July 17, 2008
In Israel, the focus of the deal to obtain the bodies of Goldwasser and Regev was Samir Kuntar, and Hizbullah has certainly put him front and center. However, in every Arab media outlet I've checked this morning, precedence is given to the remains of Lebanese fighters.
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