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Israel wants Tannenbaum

Reader comment on item: Hezbollah's Victory, Israel's Decline

Submitted by Steven Stern (United States), Feb 3, 2004 at 09:53

Dear Mr. Pipes:

I agree that the prisoner exchange was ill conceived and unwise. I have seen no good reasonable defense of the exchange. Therefore the only thing that can be concluded is that Tannenbaum is not a "rogue" citizen but in fact a valuable Israeli intelligence agent. The stories about his alleged criminal activity have only come out recently. I have followed the story for three years and it was never mentioned before. Sounds like an intelligence cover story. The only rational conclusion is that Israel desperately wanted Tannenbaum back. What other conclusion can be reached?

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