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Kerry wants terror chief freed in exchange for Israeli spy
WND ^ | 3/31/14 | Aaron Klein

Posted on 04/01/2014 8:52:48 AM PDT by Dave346

Architect of Palestinian intifada, Pollard in peace-talks deal

TEL AVIV – The U.S. consideration to free convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard is tied to the release from Israeli jail of Marwan Barghouti, the accused architect of the Palestinian intifada, the terror campaign that began in September 2000, according to informed diplomatic sources here.

The deal is being discussed between Secretary of State John Kerry and Israeli and Palestinian leaders.

Besides the freedom of Barghouti, the U.S. is also demanding that Israel agree to a final-status framework deal on all core issues in exchange for releasing Pollard. Core issues include the status of Jerusalem and Israeli communities in the strategic West Bank and Jordan Valley.

The diplomatic sources here said U.S. did not make any official decision on Pollard.

Barghouti is serving five life sentences plus 40 years in jail for his role in killings Israeli civilians, including allegedly planning multiple deadly suicide attacks.

Netanyahu, meanwhile, is no stranger to the Pollard affair.

Prior to the signing of the 1998 Wye River Israeli-Palestinian Accords, Netanyahu, prime minister at the time, was told by President Bill Clinton that Pollard would be released as part of a deal that also would free 750 Palestinian terrorists from Israeli prisons. Netanyahu signed off on the accords and released the terrorists, later saying the freeing of Pollard was for him the dealmaker. But Clinton reneged and kept Pollard imprisoned.

Middle East envoy Dennis Ross, a key Wye negotiator, later wrote in his book about the negotiations, “The Missing Peace,” that he cautioned Clinton against releasing Pollard, saying the Israeli spy was too important a “political bargaining chip.”

Pollard’s release “would be a huge payoff” for Israel, he wrote, “you don’t have many like it in your pocket.”

“You will need it later, don’t use it now.”

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: hostage; murderer; terror; war

1 posted on 04/01/2014 8:52:48 AM PDT by Dave346
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To: Dave346

So the bargain is that a convicted terrorist and a convicted US traitor both get out of jail. I’m having trouble seeing this as a U.S. win.


2 posted on 04/01/2014 8:54:39 AM PDT by untenured
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To: Dave346

I am hating the thought of the way this country is going to look with 3 more years of these anti-Americans running the place. Also the fact of the damage they are doing to us will last for generations.


3 posted on 04/01/2014 8:57:05 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11))
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To: Dave346
EVERYTHING obama does either:
a) Weakens America/Americans
b) Distances America's allies
c) Strengthens America's enemies
d) Serves Islam
e) Harms Israel
Or some combination of the above.
I have yet to have anyone raise a single substantive counter example in several years of posting this.

My bet? "We", that is to say the equally treasonous Kerry and obama, get Barghouti released and renege on releasing Pollard.

That would be b, c, d and e...

4 posted on 04/01/2014 8:58:41 AM PDT by null and void ( Everything evil in the world may not be Islamic but everything Islamic is evil.)
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To: untenured

Pretty simple:

Pollard is dying, so Obama loses nothing and Israel gains nothing.

Israel’s enemies get their terror chief back, and that makes Obama happy.

Israel is then expected to give up more territory for this grand gesture.


5 posted on 04/01/2014 8:59:50 AM PDT by G Larry (There's the Beef!)
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To: untenured
I guess we could all relax since America has such a shrewed negotiator handling its affairs. John “I Surrender” Kerry might be able to woo rich old widows but he is clueless when it comes to just about anything else. Kerry has been wrong about every major issue over the past 45 years.
6 posted on 04/01/2014 9:02:28 AM PDT by peeps36 (I'm Not A Racist, I Hate Douchebags of All Colors)
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To: Dave346

John Kerry: “Release Barrabbas!”


7 posted on 04/01/2014 9:03:35 AM PDT by cookcounty (IRS = Internal Revenge Service.)
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To: G Larry

So Pollard is released and Israel gives up more land.
What’s the benefit ?


8 posted on 04/01/2014 9:03:46 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: Dave346
Vietjohn, always a shekel for Israel and a talent for her enemies! He's like Ralph Williams selling a car, nothing good will come of it.
9 posted on 04/01/2014 9:06:49 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: untenured

It’s not. It’s a personal win for Kerry, Secretary of Idiocy.


10 posted on 04/01/2014 9:25:25 AM PDT by Pecos (The Chicago Way: Kill the Constitution, one step at a time.)
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To: Dave346

Let me get this straight. Kerry is negotiating to free a high value Terrorist. Divorced from any moral let alone long term considerations, this obviously can only make sense if the administration’s singular focus is to be able to politically make the claim they moved the peace process forward.


11 posted on 04/01/2014 9:29:03 AM PDT by kimoajax (Rack'em & Stack'em)
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To: null and void
and renege on releasing Pollard

Like Clinton did?


12 posted on 04/01/2014 9:42:29 AM PDT by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: Dave346
Convicted spy Jonathan Pollard opposes being freed from a US jail in exchange for Palestinians prisoners, Housing Minister Uri Ariel said Tuesday
13 posted on 04/01/2014 9:45:55 AM PDT by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

NONE!

Which was my point!


14 posted on 04/01/2014 9:52:42 AM PDT by G Larry (There's the Beef!)
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To: null and void
I like your list. I would break a) into two parts though.

a) Weakens the U.S. military

b) Weakens the U.S. economy

15 posted on 04/01/2014 10:06:52 AM PDT by nitzy
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To: untenured

Instead of “catch and release”, let’s play a game of “release and kill”.


16 posted on 04/01/2014 10:08:49 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: cookcounty

Jean F’ing Kerry you worthless Nazi b@stard!!!

):^(


17 posted on 04/01/2014 10:10:22 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: null and void

I can make a case for ‘a’...


18 posted on 04/01/2014 10:13:23 AM PDT by GOPJ (http://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2012/12/12/u-s-physicist-tom-fife-obama-was-groomed-to-be-president-)
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To: G Larry

10-4 !


19 posted on 04/01/2014 10:19:11 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: Dave346

The Israelis have already said that Pollard would not want this.


20 posted on 04/01/2014 10:20:54 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: elcid1970

You owe honest Nazis an apology...


21 posted on 04/01/2014 10:31:18 AM PDT by null and void ( Everything evil in the world may not be Islamic but everything Islamic is evil.)
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To: GOPJ

Hmmmm. yeah. I suppose so.


22 posted on 04/01/2014 10:31:55 AM PDT by null and void ( Everything evil in the world may not be Islamic but everything Islamic is evil.)
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To: Dave346

Pollard needs to die in prison. The terrorist needs to be executed. Problem solved.


23 posted on 04/01/2014 11:15:01 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Dave346

Between this and the Snowden stuff, if I worked for any of the intel agencies I’d be dusting off my resume right about now and firing it off to Starbucks and Walmart.


24 posted on 04/01/2014 11:38:22 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Dave346

Hell no.

Here’s a better deal.

Execute bargouti, and tear down the mosque on the Temple Mount.


25 posted on 04/01/2014 1:13:57 PM PDT by Yehuda (Search youtube and listen to "Islams Not For Me".)
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To: Dave346

Israel, tell Horseface to eff off.


26 posted on 04/01/2014 1:20:53 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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