I take it you are puzzled that people in Israel want him back at all, then...?
"I take it you are puzzled that people in Israel want him back at all, then...?"
Not a bit puzzled.
The leaders of the Israeli government are much more hard-minded, but if the Americans are behind this initiative, as I expect they are, they are relying on the soft emotionalism of the Israeli people for a man who has been presented to them as a suffering martyr for Israel to put political pressure on the government that a Sharon, eager to create his new party, will be loth to defy in an election cycle.
This gets rid of a US public relations problem with Israel.
The only problem is trying to figure out the sense in the US game here. Bagoudi seems like a pretty bad candidate for release.
Of course, over the past few years American intelligence and foreign policy operations have proved catastrophically inept and foolish, so there may not be any deeper American plan here other than naive reliance on assurances of goodwill and hoping for the best. The current team has given no-one any great cause for confidence that they know what they're doing.