By Larry Gordon –
It looks like that amongst other things the Obama administration is holding Jonathon Pollard hostage. Or perhaps the president who has the ultimate and almost singular authority to release Pollard from prison likes the idea of using him and the entire American Jewish community as his ace in the hole.
If I did not think the readers would tire of the subject I would write about the Pollard ordeal every week. I don’t know if there is a greater injustice being perpetrated by this administration these days, Benghazi, the IRS shenanigans and the failed Obamacare launch notwithstanding.
And now, just in time for Passover with the Palestinian Authority unelected democratic leaders appropriately hardening their hearts, our desperate Secretary of State, John Kerry was forced to utter the P word—that is for Pollard as a possible way to break the logjam or the stalemate in his fantasy league style peace negotiations that unfortunately have little semblance to anything real.
So what happens next? Well, the international game of chicken will continue to be played out through this weekend as Israel contemplates and deliberates of whether or not to issue all those get out of jail card to the next group of wanton murderers. Mr. Obama and Mr. Kerry believe that Israel made a promise to release terrorists and that they must follow through and let them go. After all, that they ruthlessly murdered Jewish men, women and children is something that bold leaders need to overlook if this go nowhere process is ever going to get anywhere.
We know that Jonathan Pollard is suffering terribly after thirty years of imprisonment and that he deserved to be released long ago. If the Obama administration comes around and actually offers Pollard his freedom in exchange for the release of the terrorists it will still be a difficult decision to make.
What would you do? More in this week’s 5TJT.