Happy 25th Birthday, Gilad Shalit.

Can we please give this man his life back? What will it take? Clearly, the vigils, protests, letters, requests, and pleading isn’t tangibly achieving much, and 5 birthdays as a hostage should be unacceptable to society. Worldwide, there are too many people unethically held hostage, and Gilad’s captivity is especially resonant because he’s my age. All the fun and growth you’re supposed to have in your 20s was snatched from him while he served his country. So so so sad. 

So happy birthday, and hopefully this year will bring freedom and peace.