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NY Times Comes Out against Freeing Pollard for Peace Talks

“Keeping Mr. Pollard on the bargaining table won’t salvage the talks.”
Jonathan Pollard never attended peace talks, and his name probably never will be mentioned there again.

Jonathan Pollard never attended peace talks, and his name probably never will be mentioned there again.
Photo Credit: Issam Rimawi / Flash90

The New York Times’ editorial on Wednesday called the idea of using Jonathan Pollard as a bargaining chip for peace talks “a lamentable sign of America’s desperation to keep both sides talking.”

The newspaper does not dictate to Obama, but it more often than not reflects his thinking, or the other way around.

In this case, it is questionable if Obama was thinking, and the Times was unusually harsh in its criticism of him and his administration.

It stated that the proposal came from Washington, although it is not known whether the White House or Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu initiated the idea. It may be a moot issue because the general reaction in the United States has been negative, and the Palestinian Authority apparently shot it down.

Mahmoud Abbas and his aides reportedly were furious after hearing about the idea because there is no way they will let Israel get Pollard while arch-terrorist Marwan Barghouti remains in an Israeli prison cell.

The emergence of the convicted spy Jonathan Pollard as a bargaining chip in Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations is a lamentable sign of America’s desperation to keep both sides talking. Peace between Israelis and Palestinians can be achieved only if they want it for themselves, something that is very much in doubt right now.

The editorial called the proposals a “bad idea [that] would do nothing to advance progress on the core issues of a peace deal.”

About the Author: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.


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6 Responses to “NY Times Comes Out against Freeing Pollard for Peace Talks”

  1. Larry Singleton says:

    The NY Times today is nothing but an example people use of exactly what's wrong when it comes to the Lamestream Media. It's a rag.

    Really, who in their right minds takes anything that the NY Times says seriously? The only time I read their screeds is when other people cite their outragous lies and propaganda. I sure as hell don't depend on it for any kind of “news”. That would be pretty stupid. I think I also read something the other day about the Times regurgitating virtually anything this corrupt government feeds it.

    Here's just one example. Where has the Times done an expose on their fearless leader our Jew-America-Military-Christian-Hating president and those that exposes his lies and issues related to things like Syria and nerve gas?

    Whose sarin? By Seymour M. Hersh
    http://www.lrb.co.uk/v35/n24/seymour-m-hersh/whose-sarin

    The Cairo Speech by Anne Bayefsky (Ass Kicking)
    http://www.nationalreview.com/node/182912/print

    Daylight: The Story of Obama and Israel (Israel Video Network)
    http://www.israelvideonetwork.com/the-1-movie-that-unmasks-obama-and-his-attitude-to-israel-nearly-12-mil-views

    Daylight: The Story of Obama and Israel (You Tube)

  2. Cody Flecker says:

    You all have to remember that the New York Times is read mostly by Jews who also support Obama and the rest of the Democratic trolls. If the Jews on the East Coast and elsewhere give up their subscriptions to this otherwise anti semitic rag, then we will see another side of the Times. Right now, all we have are Democratic Jews who hate Israel.

  3. Sientje Seinen says:

    Isnt Jonathan Pollards time in jail up in another 15 months or so? so that he will be free?

  4. David Bryan says:

    great videos. amazing how much, even those of us who follow the issues, cannot remember of how much damage to Israel Obama has caused.

  5. Larry Singleton says:

    I heard he's declined his parole hearing(?) That he apparently has the integrity to say that he won't be used as a bargaining chip. As opposed to the Terrorists the PLO is using. I think that's what I read anywya.

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