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Submitted by Barry Black (United States), Oct 20, 2011 at 16:52

By knowing that Israel will negotiate for the release of prisoners assures that Israeli prisoners will be treated fairly well so that they can be traded even if it is lopsided. On the other hand vehemently refusing to negotiate virtually assures the death of a prisoner as we have sorrily seen. It is interesting that the US position regarding terrorist is no negotiating, yet when Reagan took office his regime immediately traded weapons to the Iranians for release of the Americans who were held prisoner for over a year----but then again elections do funny things to positions!

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