Gilad Shalit Lands Sportswriter Job

This post first appeared as “Gilad Shalit To Report on NBA Finals” on The Shmooze blog at the Forward.

Shalit wearing his Maccabi Tel Aviv fan gear.

Former Hamas captive and recently discharged IDF soldier Gilad Shalit has just landed his first post-army job — and it’s a plum one.

A long-time sports fanatic (he’s especially fond of the Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball team), Shalit will be the new sports commentator for the leading Israeli newspaper, Yediot Ahronot. Israel’s Channel 2 News reported today that Shalit will write a regular column, and that his first one will be on the NBA championship.

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© 2012 Renee Ghert-Zand. All rights reserved.

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