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Pollard-for-prisoners deal said offered by US to save peace talks
Times of Israel ^ | 3/26/2014 | Staff

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, Israel’s 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at timesofisrael.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Israel
KEYWORDS: alreadyposted; israel; johnkerry; jonathanpollard; kenyanbornmuzzie; lurch; mahmoudabbas; samanthapower; valeriejarrett
Another day, another bad idea by the Barry & Kerry show and this criminal administration. Using Pollard as a bargaining chip so that Israel will release terrorists is so...so...0bama.
1 posted on 03/26/2014 3:11:09 PM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito

What a BAD idea. you beat me to defining why.


2 posted on 03/26/2014 3:13:58 PM PDT by Lion Den Dan
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To: mojito

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/


3 posted on 03/26/2014 3:18:03 PM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: mojito

Pollard should have been hanged years ago.


4 posted on 03/26/2014 3:18:58 PM PDT by RadiationRomeo (Step into my mind and glimpse the madness that is me)
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and what does the united states, which is the only friggin thing that matters, get out of it???


5 posted on 03/26/2014 3:19:32 PM PDT by willywill
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To: willywill

Obama and his ilk get more of their pals released from prison.


6 posted on 03/26/2014 3:21:10 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11))
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To: mojito

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.


7 posted on 03/26/2014 3:28:18 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: RadiationRomeo
"Pollard should have been hanged years ago."

Agree.
Perhaps we can hang him, then release him....

8 posted on 03/26/2014 3:33:33 PM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: mojito

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.


9 posted on 03/26/2014 3:42:52 PM PDT by montag813
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To: mojito

This is the low of te low’s.

Trading an imprisoned human for “continued” peace talks.

Come on.


10 posted on 03/26/2014 3:43:35 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: RadiationRomeo

Pollard should be released - no questions asked!


11 posted on 03/26/2014 4:02:47 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: mojito

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?


12 posted on 03/26/2014 4:10:37 PM PDT by StormEye
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To: StormEye

I think that if this gambit fails, Jean Francois will look into your idea.


13 posted on 03/26/2014 4:12:19 PM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: mojito

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.”


14 posted on 03/26/2014 4:16:49 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: mojito

So it is a hostage crisis? Give up your country and we give you back Pollard.


15 posted on 03/26/2014 4:39:00 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: Star Traveler

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.


16 posted on 03/26/2014 5:30:20 PM PDT by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: Axenolith

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”!


17 posted on 03/26/2014 5:37:15 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: RadiationRomeo

There’s still time...


18 posted on 03/26/2014 5:41:40 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: mojito

And what does the US get from this great deal?


19 posted on 03/26/2014 6:47:05 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: mojito

Thanks for posting this. I get infuriated, every time I read “Israeli spy” to describe this American traitor.


20 posted on 03/26/2014 9:08:53 PM PDT by jttpwalsh
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Yea, and that's why they have nuclear weapons.

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"...

21 posted on 03/26/2014 9:30:36 PM PDT by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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A warm fuzzy feeling in our figurative guts until we look down and see our entrails slopped all over the floor...


22 posted on 03/26/2014 9:33:46 PM PDT by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: mojito

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”


23 posted on 03/26/2014 9:53:34 PM PDT by Wicket (1 Peter 3:15 , Romans 5:5-8)
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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?

24 posted on 03/27/2014 5:20:15 AM PDT by SJackson (the Democrats take back control, we don’t make (this) kind of naked power grab, J Biden)
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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.


25 posted on 03/29/2014 3:03:56 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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