PRISONER RELEASE - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
  • p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap
    • Reuven
    • 01.10.07 | 22:22 (IST)

    Israel need not make any concessions at all to Mahmoud Abbas concerning prisoner releases. No Palestinian prisoner, whether from Hamas or Fatah - is there a difference? - should be released until ALL our three IDF soldiers are released from Gaza and Lebanon in good health, and ALL Kassam rockets are no longer fired from Gaza. Full stop. Once again Ehud Olmert is making a wrong decision which is not understood by the Palestinians as a 'goodwill gesture' but rather another indication of the weakness and resolve of the present Israeli government. We are in a terrible crises situation and Israel desparately needs NOW new experienced leadership to see us through the next few years and beyond. Can you imagine the present government trying to deal with a multi-front war situation which very well might include Iran, and sooner than later. I hope that our submarines are primed with 'you know what' and lurking deep below the waves in any other sea than the Mediterranean. We may need them.

    from the article: Israel to release 30 Palestinian prisoners from Gaza on Tuesday
    First published 00:00 01.10.07 | Last updated 00:00 01.10.07
Haaretz Headlines
IDF soldiers in the West Bank village of Awarta, June 26, 2014.

Israeli officer wounded in shootout with Palestinians

IDF forces, accompanied by members of a police counterterrorism unit and Shin Bet security service, come under fire in West Bank town while attempting to conduct arrest.

A partial view of Israel's Dimona nuclear power plant in the southern Negev desert.

Israel asks Egypt to drop nuclear challenge at IAEA

Efforts to advance resolution at International Atomic Energy Agency's upcoming General Conference have been a source of tension between Israel, Egypt.

Daniel Barenboim plays on his new piano at the Royal Festival Hall in London on May 26, 2015.

Daniel Barenboim, Israel's voodoo doll

For generations of Israeli governments, Barenboim is a tremendous find. Mention of his name is more effective than the Iranian bomb, because for the right Barenboim is the ultimate symbol of fear.

Palestinian boy looks at  school yard in the village of Sour Baher in East Jerusalem. March 5 2002.

How many schools has Israel built in East J'lem?

Statistics released by the municipality last week don’t correspond with data recently given by various council departments to a local NGO.