US and Australian hostages freed in Taliban prisoner swap

US and Australian hostages freed in Taliban prisoner swap

Afghan officials say the deal is aimed at restarting talks with the Taliban.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/19/2019, 1:17 PM
Naama - held hostage by the Russians

Naama - held hostage by the Russians

Israeli source confirms Israel's refusal to swap Russian hacker for Israeli arrested for marijuana possession.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/11/2019, 3:12 PM
Senior Hamas official denies reports of prisoner swap

Senior Hamas official denies reports of prisoner swap

Hamas official claims reports of prisoner swap are 'rumors' intended to 'calm prisoners' spirits.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/2/2019, 12:52 PM
Hamas TV: Agreement with Israel includes prisoner swap

Hamas TV: Agreement with Israel includes prisoner swap

Hamas TV claims soon-to-be-signed agreement includes prisoners swap. Goldin family: We haven't heard that.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/2/2019, 8:48 AM
Hamas: We are ready for negotiations on prisoner swap

Hamas: We are ready for negotiations on prisoner swap

Senior Hamas official says terror group is ready to negotiate on prisoner exchange deal, and that it conveyed its conditions to Israel.Dalit Halevy, 8/26/2018, 12:30 PM
Justice Minister: An opportunity to bring our soldiers home

Justice Minister: An opportunity to bring our soldiers home

Justice Minister Shaked says Israel won't release recaptured 'Shalit deal' terrorists as precondition to return of IDF soldiers, civilians.Hezki Baruch, 7/4/2018, 12:26 PM
Hamas: No negotiations with Israel on prisoner swap

Hamas: No negotiations with Israel on prisoner swap

Hamas says reports in Israeli media about negotiations on new prisoner exchange deal are lies.Dalit Halevi, 4/26/2018, 2:40 AM
Hamas lays down conditions for prisoner swap

Hamas lays down conditions for prisoner swap

Hamas sets preconditions for prisoner swap with Israel, promises to force Israel to release convicted terrorists.Dalit Halevi, 4/20/2018, 8:50 AM
'The Arabs stand there and laugh at us'

'The Arabs stand there and laugh at us'

Dr. Hagi Ben-Artzi explains the difference between Jewish and Arab terror, protests the 'joke' of Israeli jail sentences.Benny Tucker, 1/6/2018, 11:34 PM
Two life sentences for terrorist who murdered IDF soldier

Two life sentences for terrorist who murdered IDF soldier

Terrorist who murdered Elhai Taharlev, injured a second soldier, receives two life sentences, to pay compensation to victims' families.Ido Ben Porat, 11/22/2017, 12:05 PM
'Government has unprecedented opportunity for prisoner swap'

'Government has unprecedented opportunity for prisoner swap'

Parents of kidnapped, murdered soldier Hadar Goldin say government must pressure Hamas, utilize new opportunity.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/21/2017, 8:54 PM
Report: Israel negotiating prisoner swap with Hamas

Report: Israel negotiating prisoner swap with Hamas

Hamas offered to free three living Israelis in exchange for Shalit deal terrorists who returned to terrorism after previous release.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/19/2017, 2:38 PM
New Hevron mayor is a terrorist and murderer

New Hevron mayor is a terrorist and murderer

New mayor is a Fatah terrorist who killed 6 people in a 1980 terror attack, received a life sentence - and was freed during a prisoner swap.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/13/2017, 11:42 PM
US to expel terrorist who lied about her past

US to expel terrorist who lied about her past

Convicted terrorist released in prisoner swap immigrates to US by lying on application forms.Chana Roberts, 4/26/2017, 10:57 AM
Hamas: Israel proposed prisoner swap

Hamas: Israel proposed prisoner swap

New report says Israel communicated with Hamas through intermediaries to achieve a prisoner swap, but proposal was rejected by Hamas.Uzi Baruch, 2/8/2017, 11:40 AM
'Rethink prisoner swap policy'

'Rethink prisoner swap policy'

Meir Indor of the Almagor terror victims' association urges the government to stop releasing terrorists from Israeli prisons.Hezki Baruch, 8/2/2016, 12:16 AM
Iran: Americans contacted us for a prisoner swap

Iran: Americans contacted us for a prisoner swap

Senior Iranian official says unnamed Americans have contacted Iran for a deal to swap Jason Rezaian for other detainees.Ben Ariel, 1/4/2016, 3:12 AM
Report: Iran Released 5 Top Al Qaeda Terrorists

Report: Iran Released 5 Top Al Qaeda Terrorists

Five released as part of swap deal in March, including Osama bin Laden's direct replacement.Tova Dvorin, 9/18/2015, 2:47 PM
Three Hamas Terrorists Placed on US Blacklist

Three Hamas Terrorists Placed on US Blacklist

Military commander Mohammad Deif and two operatives released in Gilad Shalit prisoner swap placed on US 'terror blacklist.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/8/2015, 6:20 PM
Iran Calls on US to Release 19 Prisoners

Iran Calls on US to Release 19 Prisoners

Tehran insists US may be violating human rights in imprisoning 19 Iranians, despite imprisoning US citizens and refusing swaps.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/26/2015, 7:21 PM
Haniyeh Demands Release of 54 Terrorists

Haniyeh Demands Release of 54 Terrorists

Hamas leader demands release of terrorists rearrested since Shalit deal in order to start talks to free Israeli civilian captives.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/17/2015, 2:13 PM
Hamas: Israeli Media Will Let Us Empty Their Jails

Hamas: Israeli Media Will Let Us Empty Their Jails

Israel 'experts' quoted in Hamas paper saying media uproar over captives will allow Hamas to 'empty Israeli jails' of terrorists.Dalit Halevy, 7/11/2015, 9:47 PM
US Released Iranian Prisoners as Precursor to Deal

US Released Iranian Prisoners as Precursor to Deal

Four prisoners released to Tehran in 2012-13 as part of 'wish list' Iran sent US for nuclear deal; three Americans still held by Iran.Tova Dvorin, 6/30/2015, 2:23 PM
Hamas: We Won't Stop Quest to Abduct IDF Soldiers

Hamas: We Won't Stop Quest to Abduct IDF Soldiers

Al-Qassam Brigades spokesman stresses importance of continuing to abduct IDF soldiers, while Hamas urges PA to renounce peace negotiations.Dalit Halevi, Cynthia Blank, 3/9/2015, 3:49 PM
Report: US Considered Swapping Al Qaeda Terrorist

Report: US Considered Swapping Al Qaeda Terrorist

Swap deal of citizens for terrorists had been on the table, ex-diplomat confirms. Are prisoner swaps now a matter of policy?Tova Dvorin, 1/26/2015, 5:38 PM
US, Iran Deny Reports of Prisoner Swap

US, Iran Deny Reports of Prisoner Swap

Both Washington and Tehran rush to reject Iranian news agency's claim of a prisoner swap deal.Tova Dvorin, 12/31/2014, 6:16 PM
Cuba, US to Resume Ties after Fifty Years

Cuba, US to Resume Ties after Fifty Years

Alan Gross swapped for 3 Cuban nationals, officials say - opening up ties between Washington, Havana for first time since 1961.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/17/2014, 6:20 PM
Investigation into Bowe Bergdahl Abduction Begins

Investigation into Bowe Bergdahl Abduction Begins

US Army investigates whether or not controversial US captive deserted to join the Taliban.Tova Dvorin, 8/7/2014, 1:17 PM
Questions and Accusations as Bergdahl Arrives Home

Questions and Accusations as Bergdahl Arrives Home

Soldier returns to US soil amid new evidence that the US Army had horrific conditions and leadership in Afghanistan.Tova Dvorin, 6/13/2014, 2:19 PM
Hagel: Bergdahl Trade 'In the US's Best Interests'

Hagel: Bergdahl Trade 'In the US's Best Interests'

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel defends controversial prisoner swap to Congress, claims ends justify the means in saving soldier's life.Tova Dvorin, 6/11/2014, 8:25 PM
After Bergdahl, Taliban Threatens More Kidnappings

After Bergdahl, Taliban Threatens More Kidnappings

'It’s better to kidnap one person like Bergdahl than kidnapping hundreds of useless people,' Taliban commander says.Tova Dvorin, 6/8/2014, 7:50 AM
Dichter: Israel Gives In Too Quickly on Kidnapping

Dichter: Israel Gives In Too Quickly on Kidnapping

Former Shin Bet head says Israel needs to pressure terrorist kidnappers, not just negotiate.Maayana Miskin, 6/25/2013, 2:11 PM
Freed Terrorist to Head Fatah in Gaza

Freed Terrorist to Head Fatah in Gaza

In a surprise move, Abbas names former terrorist prisoner as secretary gen. for Gaza, angering current Fatah leaders.Maayana Miskin, 1/16/2013, 2:52 PM
Life Returns to 'Normal' Year Post-Shalit Swap

Life Returns to 'Normal' Year Post-Shalit Swap

One year after more than a thousand imprisoned PA terrorists were swapped for a single IDF soldier, Arabs say life has returned to “normal.”Chana Ya'ar, 10/18/2012, 8:53 AM
Report: 63 Egyptians for 1 Israeli National

Report: 63 Egyptians for 1 Israeli National

Jerusalem is set to swap 63 Egyptian prisoners for Israeli Odeh Tarabin, who has been imprisoned in Egypt since 2000 for espionageGabe Kahn, 4/30/2012, 9:06 PM