Sunday, August 4, 2013

Tzipi Livni Releasing Terrorists = Progress in Peace Talks?!?!?

Sir, --  I was deeply shocked to read the utterly disgraceful front page headline informing us that "First group of P.A. prisoners to be released mid-August." This news clearly establishes Tzipi Livni, our prime negotiator with the P.A., as being completely untrustworthy.

On top of the heartbreak and humiliation that Israel suffers from being browbeaten into releasing terrorist murderers, we now learn that the first meeting of the two sides will be held in Israel in the second week of August, and the security prisoners, says Livni, will be "freed by that time."

It's important to note that a few lines further in the same article, we are provided with the background information about the cabinet's approval of the release of 104 long-serving prisoners "according to progress in the talks." It should be obvious to even the most venomous Israel-basher that no progress in the talks could have possibly been achieved before the talks have actually begun, and therefore nothing could justify the release of these prisoners prior to any real signs of progress in the talks.

Petach Tikva