Read the following responses to the suggestion that Jonathan Pollard be released inn connection with the attempts of John Kerry to further peace negotiations between Israell and the Palestinian Authority and ask yourself --- 'wait, aren't those the very same arguments that Israelis opposed to releasing Arab terrorists used but to no avail against America?'
...opposition to Pollard's release also runs deep, particularly with members involved in intelligence issues.
Several, like Graham, expressed skepticism about using Pollard's release as a chit in negotiations to get the Israelis and Palestinians to continue talking.
“It’s hard for me to see how that would jumpstart” the talks, said Senate Intelligence Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.). “It’s one thing after an agreement. It’s totally another thing before an agreement.”
House Intelligence Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) said including Pollard in the negotiations was a “serious mistake.”
"There is no reason to put him as part of this negotiation," Rogers said on MSNBC. "It weakens the position of the United States. Again, it relates to issues that should not be related. And it gets us into making the determination of the value of prisoner exchanges. I think that is always a bad idea for the United States to be in that position."