High-level lawmakers in both the Democratic and Republican parties object to freeing Pollard in exchange for keeping the final status talks going between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.
Al-Quds reporter outraged by precedent of releasing Pollard - guilty of espionage, but not murder.
Obama is increasingly out of touch with reality.
Kerry and Abbas are making fools out of themselves.
Can the US free Pollard if he refuses to attend his parole hearing, apparently a protest to being exchanged for terrorists?
Kerry met in Jerusalem with Netanyahu for several hours on Monday evening and then again for another two hours on Tuesday morning before racing for a meeting in Brussels.
Incensed PA officials rejected the alternate proposal advanced instead of the prisoner release last Friday by Israel’s government.
Feel sorry for Pollard. He is doomed in jail but would feel doomed if freed in exchange for prisoners and “peace talks.”
The fact that Hamas and Gaza are two words that Kerry never mentions underscores his illusions.
Kerry may force Israel to free more terrorist; the problem is he won’t take them with him when he leaves.
Israel proposed a new deal to extend the talks with the Palestinian Authority past the April 29 deadline in lieu of freeing a final group of 26 PA terrorist prisoners.
The situation will either be resolved or explode - we just hope that Netanyahu didn't mean that last part literally.
70% of the Israeli public do not view PA Chairman Abu-Mazzen as a partner in peace.
The attack took place against the backdrop of escalating attacks around the capital as final status negotiations wind to a close.
Releasing 30 mass murderers isn't enough. Israel has offered to free another 400, if Abu Mazen would just talk a little longer.
Jibril Rajoub's choice of words may indicate the release is postponed, not cancelled.
The terrorists the PA wants released are among he worst of the worst.
Perhaps John Kerry will suggest Israel make a “goodwill” concession and ban Jews from praying at the Western Wall.
Families of terror victims have not lost hope in their fight against releasing more terrorists.
A barrage of gunfire was aimed at a checkpoint on Highway 60 north of the capital staffed by Border Police personnel at the entrance to Kalandia.
A majority of government ministers are overwhelmingly opposed to the release of Israeli Arab terrorist prisoners.
The Arab League has finished digging the grave, and Abbas is walking Kerry to the cemetery.
“There are no plans to release Jonathan Pollard at the moment,” State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki announced at a briefing. “Jonathan Pollard was convicted of espionage against the United States - a very serious crime.
Kerry is on a mission to convince Abbas to reverse his position that he has no intention of continuing negotiations with Israel over the U.S. sponsored “framework agreement.”
The United States has pulled its ace in the hole, offering a swap to free imprisoned Israeli agent Jonathan Pollard in exchange for 26 Palestinian Authority terrorist prisoners in Israeli jails.