October 25, 2011, - 5:39 pm
Remember the three far-left “American” Iranian hikers who attacked America and Israel and continue to do so? America wasted over two years of time and resources (and a lot of money) to get them freed to continue their attacks on our country. Imagine, though, if we had also freed 75 hardened Islamic terrorists from Guantanamo Bay, too, to get them freed from Iran? That’s essentially what Israel just did to free far-left activist Ilan Grapel from Egypt. It was bad enough that Israel freed 1,027 mass-murdering Islamic terrorists for the freedom of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. But he was serving Israel and was kidnapped.
Grapel, who holds dual U.S. and Israeli citizenship, went to Egypt on his own to help Muslim extremists in their phony “democracy” BS. Israel should have let him rot there. But, instead, Israel freed 25 hardened Islamic terrorists to Egypt to get Grapel freed. It’s insane. And it should make no difference that Grapel was accused of being an Israeli spy, just as the three anti-Israel Americans were by Iran. The trade only lends credence to that BS. The guy, Grapel, is an anti-Israel activist who betrayed Israel and the West to help Muslims. Now, he’s being rewarded for it by Israel. Beyond nauseating. What is Nothingyahu’s excuse for this one?
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet approved on Tuesday a prisoner exchange deal with Egypt to release suspected Israeli spy Ilan Grapel in exchange for 25 Egyptian prisoners.
Under the terms of the newly approved deal, Grapel is due to be released this coming Thursday.
The cabinet’s unanimous decision came after an Israeli negotiation team met Monday with Grapel in Cairo to update him on his upcoming release from Egyptian prison where he has been held since June 12.
Attorney Yitzhak Molcho and MK Yisrael Hasson (Kadima), who met with Grapel at the Egyptian intelligence headquarters, reported that Grapel was in good health, and that negotiations between Egypt and Israel would continue in order to secure the release of Ouda Tarabin, an Israeli Bedouin who has been held by Egypt for 11 years on charges of espionage.
According to Hasson, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should be credited for “handling the sensitive situation” of round-the-clock negotiations.
Yup, he should be “credited” for this outrage. Idiot.
The U.S. has been especially active in trying to secure Grapel’s release during the last two months.
Hmmm … what is the U.S. offering to trade for his freedom?
In a statement published by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office, Israel and Egypt reached a deal to release the suspected spy, saying that Grapel is to be released in exchange for 25 Egyptian prisoners, including three minors.
However, despite claims by Israeli officials, according to which the deal would set free only Egyptian prisoners jailed over criminal offences, a report in the Egyptian newspaper al-Masry al-Youm said that the Grapel deal would include two security offenders, charged with planning to target sites within Israel in cooperation with Palestinian militants.
Translation: they’re Islamic terrorists. And, now, some sense from the man who should be running Israel instead of Netanyahu:
Responding to the cabinet’s approval of the Grapel swap deal, National Union MK Aryeh Eldad criticized the decision to release the suspected Israeli spy for 25 prisoners, saying that the deal indicated that “Israel has declared moral bankruptcy.”
“After freeing murderous terrorists for a drug dealer [DS: Elchanan Tannenbeaum, who was also a double agent for Hezbollah] it is freeing drug dealers for a professional anarchist who worked against Israel in Bil’in,” Eldad said, referring to the 2004 exchange deal between Israel and Hezbollah in which 430 prisoners were released for retired IDF officer Elhanan Tannenbaum, who was reportedly involved in a drug deal before being kidnapped by the Lebanese militant group.
“The State is emptying all concepts of law and justice from meaning. Tomorrow, they could offer the wholesale release of foreign workers indicted in Israel for robbery or rape in exchange of Israelis who sold drugs in Japan or Thailand,” Eldad said.
So, if America wasn’t willing to release terrorists for this far-leftists scumbag’s freedom, why should Israel? And why did Israel? Again, what is Nothingyahu’s excuse for this one? Crickets chirping. . . .
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