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    • Rolly
    • 12.11.10 | 14:50 (IST)

    Hostages? Let's not get overly dramatic here, shall we? Please. Not to over simplify things but Jonathan Pollard got caught doing something that that he shouldn't have been, was his sentence overly harsh? No doubt about that, others that have committed greater crimes against U.S. national security, were caught, tried and convicted are now free, besides, several highly placed U.S. government official have come out and admitted to that. As for his freedom (I know I am being cynical here!), I wonder if Bibi and the U.S. really want him out of jail, a freed Pollard, giving interviews and no doubt writing a book about what really transpired could potentially cause a huge embarrassment for both governments. As for Rubaskin, a hostage? Come on, really!! Shalom Rubashkin is nothing but a common criminal, plain and simple, he tried to defraud a bank to the tune of millions of dollars, got caught violating quite a few immigration laws and countless labor laws, all in the name of profits, he got what he deserved, period. It's people like Shalom Rubaskin that lend credence to the false stereotype of the money grubbing Jew, as a Jew I am embarrassed by people like him.

    from the article: Gang suspected of attacks on Arabs in Jerusalem
    First published 02:45 11.11.10 | Last updated 02:45 11.11.10
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