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Nu, Why Did They Wait So Long to Balk at Release of Murderers?

Today's supposedly Center-Right politicians are more like the Extreme Left of an earlier and safer time
Israelis protest PA terrorist prisoner release in demonstration at prime minister's residence in Jerusalem

Israelis protest PA terrorist prisoner release in demonstration at prime minister's residence in Jerusalem
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Israel is too glib about crossing its “red lines.” There was a time when no Israeli Government would dare mention the freeing of convicted terrorists, then there was the proviso, as long as they “didn’t have blood on their hands.”

That euphemism meant that the “successful” terrorists had to stay in jail, but those who failed would be given by the Israeli Government a free pass to try again to murder Jews! Now, isn’t that sweet and generous of Israel? Would any other country be so unbelievably and illogically kind to its enemies?

There was also a time when the mention of a possible “Palestinian State” would cause everyone to rise up in anger and accuse the person of treason. Those were the good old days.

Today’s supposedly Center-Right politicians are more like the Extreme Left of an earlier and safer time.

News is that the recent threats by some of Bibi’s bloated cabinet to leave his coalition if he releases the last batch of convicted Arab terrorists is the excuse/reason Netanyahu is giving to the Americans for a delay.

The pan-Arab London-based newspaper Al-Hayat has reported that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told US Secretary of State John Kerry that his governing coalition may fall apart if Israel goes ahead with the fourth planned tranche in the terrorist release that it agreed to as a “goodwill gesture” toward the Palestinian Authority.

Al-Hayat said that Kerry has asked PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas to extend negotiations even if Israel fails to release additional terrorists. Abbas, for his part, told Kerry he would not discuss continuing negotiations until the terrorists are freed, including 14 Israeli Arabs. (Arutz 7)

Could Minister of Defense Moshe Bogie Ya’alon’s statements against Kerry and Obama have been part of a script he and Netanyahu had written just to reduce American pressure on Israel? Or am I giving Bibi too much credit for protecting Israel’s interests?

How does that rumor jive with the other one that  Israel will release, G-d forbid, another four hundred 400 convicted terrorists?

A report on the Israeli news website, Walla, said that Israel informed the United States, that not only would it free the 30 terrorists that were supposed to be freed tonight (Saturday night), but also an additional 400 Palestinian Authority terrorists – if Abu Mazen agrees to extend the peace talks for another 6 months.

The 30 terrorists that were supposed to be released tonight include Arab citizens of Israel, and the release has met tremendous resistance in Israel as the names that Abu Mazen demanded released are among the most heinous of mass murderers. (Jewish Press) Rumors, rumors are they true or trial balloons?

The office of Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon on Tuesday would neither confirm nor deny comments attributed to him calling U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry “obsessive” and “messianic.”

Tuesday editions of the daily tabloid Yedioth Ahronoth quote Ya’alon as telling associates in private conversations that Kerry “should take his Nobel Prize and leave us alone.” (Jerusalem Post) That means that there’s more of a chance that Ya’alon’s comments about American Secretary of State John Kerry was planned with Netanyahu.

My biggest gripe is that the first three batches were released without the recent threats by ministers to topple the coalition. The so-called Right partners in the coalition should have used their united muscle against the very first convicted Arab terrorist prisoner release and not have waited until now.

Either this protest is just for their voters, to pretend to threaten leaving the coalition or they’ve been following the policy I keep saying is wrong. They were counting on Mahmoud Abbas to totally call off negotiations, so he, rather than Israel could be blamed for the failure. I’m constantly saying face-to-face and on my blog that we should never count on Arab stupidity. We must act, not react.

About the Author: Batya Medad blogs at Shiloh Musings.


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5 Responses to “Nu, Why Did They Wait So Long to Balk at Release of Murderers?”

  1. Robert Kidwell says:

    Why would Israel do this? It is a crime in itself to do so! Peace shall never come from Israel's enemies. Peace shall not come until Hashem makes peace.

  2. Isaac Taposh says:

    Pl. This is the worst time then the Hitlar, Get to gather with one love, One Israel. Nathan is the last and the best. Look yours past God written by his Finger.

  3. Lloyd Bergner says:

    Better late than never..we must remember it is evil not to recognize evil once identified, and expose it, aka the muslim war on humanity.

  4. Please!!! No more releasing arab terrorists. It will never bring peace, the terrorists will just return to killing and injuring Israelis. They do not want a two state solution. They want ALL OF ISRAEL, and the Israelis driven into the sea. One holocaust was too much, another would be unthinkable. God Bless Israel and the chosen people.

  5. POLYGAMY, THE RABBI SHOULD KNOW BETTER
    THE RABBI SHOULD KNOW BETTER ; ALL WOMEN ARE ACTUALLY -HARMLESSLY- BISEXUAL ;

    AS ONE WHO HAS RETURNED FROM THE DEAD, I CAN AFFIRM THAT THERE IS A DEFINITE PURPOSE -ONE FAR BEYOND WHAT OUR LIMITED HUMAN CONSCIOUSNESS MINDS CAN FIGURE OUT, ONE THAT I DONT KNOW, ONLY VAGUELY SENSE [IN THE INTERACTIONS BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN....]. BUT THAT DOES NOT MEAN WE SHOULD STOP TRYING TO FIGURE IT OUT AND TRYING TO LEARN IT

    Israel Meir Kin is a threat to all Jewish women (SAYS) Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky
    Israel Meir Kin (LOOKS LIKE ME -AND I HAVE BLUE EYES TOO- AND MY COUSIN THE HOLLYWOOD MOVIE AND TV STAR DENNIS DAY. AND WE ARE (WERE IN DENIS’ CASE) ROMAN CATHOLICS. ALL BLUE EYED AND RED HAIRED PEOPLE ARE CLOSE COUSINS)
    A little over a thousand years ago, Rabbenu Gershom of Mainz, the leading scholar of Ashkenazi Jewry, enacted bold legal measures to protect Jewish women from abuse. (PEOPLE THEN WERE NOT AWARE OF THE ROLES THAT THE COLLECTIVE FEMININE AND THE COLLECTIVE MASCULINE PLAY IN LIFE)
    Last week a fellow named Israel Meir Kin poked his finger in Rabbenu Gershom’s eye, and now every Jewish woman is at risk.
    In his day, Rabbenu Gershom began to notice a disturbing and outrageous trend. Husbands, who found that they now fancied another woman, were taking advantage of the Biblical law allowing them to divorce their wives unilaterally and virtually without cause. And with the stroke of a pen, and the cold delivery of a divorce document, they were shattering the lives of their wives and families. Rabbenu Gershom strode into the breach and proclaimed a ban of excommunication against any man who divorced his wife without her consent. And to insure these husbands who lusted after another woman wouldn’t simply marry their new love without divorcing their first wives, he placed the same ban of excommunication on any man who married more than one wife, effectively ending the practice of polygamy (WRONG, ESPECIALLY TODAY) in Ashkenaz. Rabbenu Gershom was determined that Jewish women would no longer be subject to this kind of abuse at the hands of their husbands. (ABUSE AND MISUNDERSTANDING GO BOTH WAYS -AS THE COLLECTIVE FEMININE AND THE COLLECTIVE MASCULINE MANDATE AND DIRECT)
    In our day, Israel Meir Kin has undone Rabbenu Gershom’s work. This past Thursday, as about 30 of us stood in protest, he blatantly violated Rabbenu Gershom’s ban, by marrying a second woman without divorcing his wife. As if it were not enough that for the past 9 years he has spitefully been refusing to grant a Jewish divorce to his wife Lonna (allegedly unless she were to pay him hundreds of thousands of dollars), he has now completed his journey of shame by toppling the age-old ban on polygamy. (See the articles in this past Saturday’s New York Times, and the Jewish Journal.
    Make no mistake. Israel Meir Kin’s actions are not merely outrageous and despicable. His actions threaten all of our daughters and all of our sisters (AT THE COLLECTIVE FEMININE’S DIRECTION). I can guarantee you that at this very moment there are men who are watching, waiting to see whether Israel Meir Kin gets away with this. And if he does, there will be more Israel Meir Kins. And every single married Jewish woman will be shorn of the protection Rabbenu Gershom had afforded women for the past millennium.
    If you know Israel Meir Kin, a physician’s assistant now residing in Las Vegas, Nevada, or if you know someone who knows him, you must act now. Bring whatever legal form of social or economic pressure to bear on him that you can. This is a moment that has the potential to wreak havoc and misery for generations to come. Unless we act to stop it.
    ALL WOMEN ARE ACTUALLY -HARMLESSLY- BISEXUAL. MEN ARE NOT. LESBIANISM IS WRONG -AS IS HOMOSEXUALITY- BUT THE LATTER IS DEVASTATINGLY CRIPPLING AS WELL

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