Israel is the only nation in memory that has elected terrorist leaders to lead their nation. They did this two times, with Menachem Begin and Itzhak Shamir. Israel is the only nation to incorporate active terrorist groups into their army. They did this at least two times, with Lehi and Irgun. You might say that Israel has a heritage of terrorism ingrained into their government and their military. Who can possibly be surprised that members of both the Israeli government and the Israeli military have been called out as war criminals by much of the international community. This is nothing new. It is just not covered up so well these days.
Israeli justice minister: Pollard will be released November 20 (Haaretz)
from the article: Is it easier to divide Jerusalem or free terrorists?