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Obama’s Bribery and Emotional Blackmail to Sell Pollard and Buy Time

Israel’s collective stomach is wrenching over the prospect of massive concessions for Pollard and more “peace talks.”
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (L) American President Barack Obama (C) and Palestinian Arab leader Mahmoud Abbas (R)

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (L) American President Barack Obama (C) and Palestinian Arab leader Mahmoud Abbas (R)
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is scheduled to return to Israel Wednesday and meet Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah to conclude another black chapter of Israel’s winding itself around President Barack Obama’s little finger.

Everything is apparently is place for the proposed deal of “Pollard in exchange for terrorists and another year of talks,” in reality a stretched version of Palestinian Authority ultimatums.

Palestinian Authority officials are to meet tonight in Ramallah in preparation for Kerry’s visit. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has called for a special Cabinet session Wednesday to approve the deal, if Ramallah does not throw a monkey wrench into the ring.

The American and Israeli governments have been spoon-feeding the Israeli public the past 24 hours with the idea of Obama’s granting Jonathan Pollard freedom from his life sentence in jail, even though he is eligible for pardon in November 2015.

That might be the reason Obama is playing the “Pollard card” now because next year, time would have expired to the point that offering Pollard would be useless for solving the next crisis, which can be expected if Kerry then comes up with a creative device to divide Jerusalem while calling it something else.

Morally, the idea of freeing Pollard for terrorists, and for extending the talks that have brought Israel nothing except a pat on the head from the Obama administration, is reprehensible. For good measure, there will be an “unofficial” building freeze in Judea and Samaria, which means no one really knows what it means.

It also defies logic from the side of the American government, which now has to explain to its citizens that the position that Pollard “committed a serious crime and must pay for it” suddenly subservient to need to continue the mediation of Obama’s point men who keep Israel and the Palestinian Authority from abandoning Kerry and Obama.

Yair Shamir, a Cabinet minister from the Yisrael Beitenu party, told Israeli radio Monday that the proposed deal is “bribery and emotional blackmail.” He said will oppose the deal if it comes to a vote.

Likud Minister Yuval Steinitz, loyal to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, said that the deal defies logic but that Israel has a moral commitment to do whatever has to be done to free Pollard.

Labor Knesset Member Nachman Shai expressed the most accurate estimate of reality. “The Palestinians feel that Israel is in a severe crisis and they can demand more and more,” he said.

Israeli governments, especially those of Rabin-Peres, Sharon, Olmert and now Netanyahu – have consistently turned themselves on their heads to perform stunts that are incomprehensible.

Each one is more unbelievable than the prior act, which is a cause for worry, because what’s next?

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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8 Responses to “Obama’s Bribery and Emotional Blackmail to Sell Pollard and Buy Time”

  1. I wouldn't expect anything else from this administration….

  2. Who but Obama's sycophants would buy his vile lies and cunning manipulations of truths??? So Pollard was kept locked up for 30 years for such horrible crimes, yet to win Obama a "Peace in Our Time" notice in his memoirs, he will use Pollard's life as a cheap bargaining chip. It's frightening, because Obama obviously has Israel's demise as a priority, albeit in a more potentially violent way than his current dismantling program of the United States. It is a warning to American Jews, Israeli Jews and Jews everywhere…shades of 1939!!!!

  3. despicable. no longer take prisoners. shoot them in the head instantly.

  4. Time for Israel to tell Obama, Kerry and holocaust denier, terrorist chief, Abbas, that Israel is not a vasal state of USA, and will do what is best for Israel
    Take an example from Menachem Begin who told the US president that Israel is not a vassal state of America.
    Show strength. You are showing total weakness, while Abbas is showing strength.
    Dont act like the mouse who was afraid of the cat. Be the mouse that killed the cat.
    If Obama and Kerry still make more demads, "dividing Jerusalem, taking in 4 milliion potential terrorists who will outnumber the Jews and that will be the end of israel.
    Tell Obam and Kerry that you DEMAND that the Arabs recognise Israel as the Jewish state.
    IF they still thi nk that you must be weak and do what they want, tell them that in future, Israel will paly paly up with China and Russia. End of story.

    That should throw a spoke in their wheels. They do not want Russia and China to take over Israel.

  5. tell Obama to **** ***

  6. Cathy Sherman says:

    Why give 400 murderers for Pollard? Detain Kerry on Wednesday and hold him until Pollard is free. What power does the awful US leadership hold over us? They are nothing & in at most 3 years, will be out of power. The more Israel concedes, the weaker we seem, & the more concessions are demanded again & again. End this now. Just say NO, Bibi. And all the MK's who threatened to walk should do it. What about it Mr. Danon?

  7. This is a joke, what are they all playing?, all they are like children, nooooo waaaay.

  8. Yes. It is emotional blackmail. An invitation to commit suicide.

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