From Hostage to Sportswriter: Former Israeli Soldier Interviews UM’s Mike James

UM senior running back Mike James, right, regales former Israeli Army Sgt. Major Gilad Shalit, center, and Arik Henig of the Yediot Aharonot.

Coral Gabels (June 25, 2012) — University of Miami senior running back Mike James, right, regales former Israeli Army Sgt. Major Gilad Shalit, center, and Arik Henig of the Yediot Aharonot newspaper with stories about Hurricanes football on June 18 at the Hecht Athletic Center. Shalit, who was held hostage for more than five years by the Islamic militant group Hamas, has launched a new career as a sportswriter. Shalit was in town to cover the NBA Finals. Photo by JC Ridley.


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