Surprise, surprise, the three-decade old peace process between Israelis and the Palestinians has hit another deadlock. The indirect talks are in such a bad place that even floating a desperate proposal by the tireless U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to possibly release Israel’s spy serving a life sentence in North Carolina, Jonathan Pollard, could not keep them going.
Keep Pollard out of it
The idea of releasing a spy who has notoriously sold a foreign entity, albeit an ally, a large amount of classified documents in return for confidence building measures in a faltering process, is ludicrous. It is a slap in the face to the intelligence community, to the judiciary system, and sends the wrong message to all the parties involved.Joyce Karam