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Perhaps the secret promise pertains to Iran and its nuclear weapons drive. But what would that be? Is the Obama administration going to attack Iran, or cooperate with Israel in doing so? Of course not. Even if such a promise was made, does anyone believe this?

Merely to continue past presidencies’ policies toward Israel would not be sufficient to get such continued concessions in exchange for nothing new.

Was there a credible threat against Israel, wherein Obama would do something terrible or apply pressure if he didn’t get his way? As the saying goes in Hebrew, yesh gavul – there’s a limit.

As for the nominal reason for the Netanyahu policy, the prime minister has said that perhaps there is some real chance for peace this time. We know he doesn’t believe that.

What will be the real effect of this release?

– Undermining Israel’s credibility.

– Increased risk of terrorism to Israeli citizens.

– New confidence in Palestinian intransigence.

– Encouragement of Palestinians to commit terrorism, believing there will be no — or a reduced — price.

– Convincing the PA that it can get something for nothing.

– Persuading Europeans and Americans into believing they can endlessly pressure Israelis into concessions.

Would America release al-Qaeda terrorists from Guantanamo Bay in the belief that this would lead them to make peace? I just don’t get it. There is simply no proper motive for following such a terrible policy.

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It appears it is about appearances. Kind of like wearing the UN puke blue tie.

You don't really want to, but you have to show the world you are on the team. When the moon god worshipers go ape shi# again, Israel can just wipe them off the face of the map.

May it happen sooner, rather than later. Just so I can feel good.
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The key point here is about obama. "What is an obama promise worth?" Less than dog droppings, they at least might fertilize a weed with a pretty flower.
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I think that Obama issued some direct threat to Bibi in order for him to agree to get the Palestinians to the table. My guess is that he threatened Bibi with restoring diplomatic relations with Iran, which I think he will do anyhow. A nuclear armed Iran is a core interest of the base of the Democratic Party 1) A nuclear armed Iran will deter the US from "misadventures" like Iraq/Afghanistan
2) A nuclear armed Iran will do the dirty work of trying to enforce endless UN resolutions against Israel, which Obama would like to do but is constrained by the US Congress. A nuclear armed Iran would help Obama do an end run around the US Congress. 3) Obama would like to replace the traditional relationship with Israel with a US/Turkey/Iran axis
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Of course there is a good reason to release these 104 killers of Israelis! At least 6 of them (and, maybe more) are now Israeli agents and the only way to position them where they can do the most good is to give them the cover of a mass release in an amnesty.
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A hundred and four. Well, I think the IDF should pull a Litvinenko, and covertly inject the miscreants with Polonium 210 as they release them-- they'll all die in two weeks from radiation poisoning, but at least they were released alive. There will be a lot of speculation and name calling and stone throwing, but that didn't seem to bother the Russians or the Americans and life went on.
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nothing will come of this just as nothing comes of the delusional muslim creature in the white house. oh wait. something. war will come. hey, arabia here comes the sun. oh wait. that's not the sun.
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Israel and the West believe that the Palestinians and Islam, in general, can be bought off, that there is some fundamental meeting point of interest, a synthesis in Marxist terms.

I believe the assumption is false and that doing so weakens the negotiating position, rather than strengthening it.

As to prisoner releases I totally disagree. Shalit was performing a valuable service by keeping so many truly evil people off the street, and many of them were dangerous, and fact which the author ignores. N. was just playing to the group, without regard to the cost to his fellow citizen.

The goal for the government is to do something showy, even if a meaningful true peace is impossible: there, the idea, the image counts more than the deed.
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It turns out we have a weak PM who behaves like a puppet at critical times. The Defense Minister Ya'alon said 'the reasons for the release will become clear in time.'

Go jump, Bogie.
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" There is simply no proper motive for following such a terrible policy."

There is however an improper one. Should a guy, and his gal, long for the limelight and the good life there is no better job in the world than President of the State of Israel.
What a job! A term of seven years and a budget sixty times that of the Prime Minister and no official responsibilities?
The problem is that the position is controlled by Israel's leftists. And one would have to win their support to get it.
After all who wouldn't want Barbara singing at their birthday party?
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The real mystery is why Israel would give Kerry or Obama the time of day. These two morons have nothing to add to this situation and the PA will just laugh at these fools while plotting their next terror staged by none other than the terrorists. There is nothing further to be gained by trying to negotiate with these terrorists. Let them rot on the vine and if they go to war with Israel--let allah sort them out when they arrive.
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Why are we doing this? Because Kerry wants to be President.

We are George Zimmerman and Kerry is Treyvon Martin. Only this time, Martin holds the gun.
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