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I beg to differ

Reader comment on item: Pollard Pardon? Not Now

Submitted by Yehuda Z (Israel), Feb 24, 2014 at 05:16

I believe that there is no parallelism between the cases of Gilad Shalit and Jonathan Pollard. With Gilad Shalit, the Israeli government knew the price it was going to pay for his release. That's what the deal was all about.

With Jonathan Pollard, there is a theoretical price that is unnamed. In this case, the individual must come first. Especially because everyone knows that his sentence is totally unjust.

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