The real reasons Netanyahu is not interested in paying the price for Shalit - it is not as simple as some shallow thinkers would have you believe - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Shvaye
    • 22.10.10 | 00:57 (IST)

    There are two, maybe three. main reasons. 1. There are Arch murderers on the list - people who planned and facilitated bombings that killed dozens, or scores, of people. Netanyahu does not want to release murderers, and he knows there is resistance among the public for this action. 2. There are political leaders on the list. Netanyahu certainly doesn't want to release some of the political leaders; although one was recently release several months ago to the legal process - probably out of Netanyahu's control. 3. Netanyahu doesn't want to "lose" to Hamas. This is entering the realm of psychology; national pride, etc so it is harder to prove, but I suspect it is not a trivial consideration in all this. Some nudnicks think that if you lost before, or your predecessor lost before that means you welcome losing again, but humans don't necessarily think that way

    from the article: Carter: Hamas eager to renew talks for Shalit's release
    First published 19:09 21.10.10 | Last updated 19:09 21.10.10
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