Israel has been pressing for a long time.
And the US has said No.
And now will say Yes in exchange for the release of a convicted Islamic terrorist?
Does it make a sense? It turns my stomach from all sides.
Apparently, the sources "think" the release of the terrorist will somehow help negate Hamas, but I am at a complete loss as to how that is expected to work!
TAMPA - Capping an ordeal that spanned more than a decade, former University of South Florida professor Sami Al-Arian has reached a deal with prosecutors, agreeing to be deported after admitting involvement with a terrorist organization, an attorney involved in the negotiations said.
"My understanding was that he was to plead guilty" to conspiracy to provide material support to a terrorist organization, said William Moffitt, who represented Al-Arian until a judge allowed him to withdraw from the case last month. The deal calls for Al-Arian to receive a sentence roughly equal to the time he has served behind bars since he was arrested in February 2003, Moffitt said.