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Maybe you’ve heard of Gilad Shalit, the Israeli soldier held captive for five years by the terrorist group Hamas. And maybe you’ve heard about the lengths that Israel went to to get him back, like swapping over a thousand prisoners for one missing man. But Shalit isn’t the first Israeli POW to be redeemed at a high price. In this episode, Noam asks: why does Israel pay such a high price to return captured soldiers? And, even more poignantly, is doing so good for the Jewish state?