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    • Stephen Connor
    • 22.10.07 | 21:35 (IST)

    But seriously folks, comparing Barghouti to Amir is one has to consider the relevant factors; not wild emotional bluster. If the state releases Bhargouti will it benefit the state of Israel? If the state releases Amir, will it benefit the state of Israel? Analyze those questions. Compare the costs and benefits and you will be able to determine whether either will be released. Why release Barghouti? There is no indication that his release will significantly effect the course of Palestinian politics in the West Bank. If the Government had strong evidence that Bargouti's release would result in a peaceful two-state solution he would be free by now (Yesha would probably assassinate him - lovely people those zealots). If Bibi thought that Amir's release would get him elected then he would be pushing every political button in his repertoire. Sometimes life is nauseatingly "quid pro quo" but that's how it is. Peace. Steve

    from the article: News / Rightists launch video campaign to free Rabin killer Yigal Amir
    First published 00:00 21.10.07 | Last updated 00:00 21.10.07
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