Yup, it's that time of the year again. You can read all about the cultural and religious stuff on the Wiki tag I posted ... but another thing is happening this Ramadan in East Jerusalem:
The father of Gilad Shalit is to hold a press conference directly appealing to the parents of Palestinian prisoners held in Israel to pressure the Hamas government to agree to an exchange deal for Gilad Shalit's release, Haaretz learned on Saturday.
I think I echo the Casbah readership when I wish for a safe return for Gilad Shalit. It's long overdue.