Skip to comments.Pollard-for-prisoners deal said offered by US to save peace talks
Posted on 03/26/2014 3:11:09 PM PDT by mojito
The United States has proposed freeing Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard in a trade-off deal in which Israel would agree to proceed with the next round of prisoner releases, including Israeli Arab prisoners, and the Palestinian Authority would agreed to extend the current peace talks, Israels Army Radio reported Wednesday.
It said the offer had been conveyed to Israel and the PA, but there was no official confirmation. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki was quoted telling journalists accompanying Secretary of State John Kerry to a meeting with PA President Mahmoud Abbas Wednesday morning that there were currently no plans to release Pollard, who is serving a life sentence.
In exchange for Pollard, Israel would agree to release 26 prisoners, among them around 20 Arab Israelis, and the Palestinians would agree to continue talks until the end of 2014, according to Army Radio.
Kerry reportedly made the offer after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made clear his intentions to forgo the final stage of a prisoner release, previously agreed to as a bargaining chip for starting peace talks this past July, unless Abbas agreed to extend the talks past the upcoming April deadline.
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What a BAD idea. you beat me to defining why.
Yes, and of course such an action will quickly bring the PLO and Hamas to the peace table and recognition of the state of Israel with be quickly achieved. sarc/
Pollard should have been hanged years ago.
and what does the united states, which is the only friggin thing that matters, get out of it???
Obama and his ilk get more of their pals released from prison.
If releasing Pollard in return for Israel releasing terrorist murderers is a good deal, then releasing Pollard in return for Israel keeping those murderers in prison is an even better deal.
Perhaps we can hang him, then release him....
I am Jewish and would rather Pollard be hung tonight than see a single Arab terrorist released in Israel, or Israel submit to more insane “peace talks”. Pollard knew the risks. Do the crime, do the time. Stop whining about it. Why do Jews fawn all over this sleazy guy? I don’t get it. Israel must say NO to Obama and Kerry, and simply wait out the remainder of this tyrannical terms until it ends by impeachment, or naturally.
This is the low of te low’s.
Trading an imprisoned human for “continued” peace talks.
Pollard should be released - no questions asked!
How long before the Obama Regime starts kidnapping Israelis and offering them to Israel in exchange for the release of the arab monsters they are keeping locked up?
I think that if this gambit fails, Jean Francois will look into your idea.
Israel wants “their” guy back, as a sign to the rest of their spies.
They understand none of this matters as the whole place will be blown sky high when the Jews bomb Iran. That will be the weekend that Israel takes care of all of its “family business.”
So it is a hostage crisis? Give up your country and we give you back Pollard.
The hell with that. I could have concurred with that opinion until I found out that the Israelis gave the damn Russians the info he filched so they could get Jewish folk out of Russia. That info included material that allowed the Russians to retask nuclear strike assets from no longer worthwhile targets to things like civilian population centers.
With the Israelis, their very existence as a country and a people is at stake.
With the USA (and especially with Obama) - it’s just “games and politics”!
There’s still time...
And what does the US get from this great deal?
Thanks for posting this. I get infuriated, every time I read “Israeli spy” to describe this American traitor.
Gambling with the lives of several 10's of millions of Americans for a few thousands of people not even at the time citizens of their nation was unacceptable across a ream of boundaries. Hell, they probably could have asked us to purchase those peoples freedom with cash in a back door deal.
The least they could have done long term was beat the snot out of the local Islamic nations and then not given back their land for "peace"...
A warm fuzzy feeling in our figurative guts until we look down and see our entrails slopped all over the floor...
I love the smell of desperation in the morning. No acceptable reason to release Pollard, except to save the backsides of Kerry and Obama and their “peace plan”
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
Why would Abbas care about Pollard. Israel is OK with going ahead with the prisoner release if the Arabs agree to a time extension. Abbas doesn't accept the extension, thus far. Any action done to "save" the "peace talks" would placate Abbas, not Israel. Anyone have a spare billion?
Gilad Shalit was not worth the release of one murdering slimeball. Pollard is doubly not worth it. Why so eager to save the piece talks, anyway? If JFK sends in enough box tops, he can get his very own Nobel Piece Prize from Matel.