Meeting In The Middle?


- Median: "..Both parties were trying to find a way to meet in the middle".
- ABY: So, what is the right price for a hostage? From the Mishna in Gittin we learn that we are forbidden to pay an exorbitant price to secure the freedom of a captive. Just because the enemy asks for 1400 terrorists and we release "only" 1027, it does NOT mean that we are "meeting in the middle". It simply means that we erode the life sentence in Israel by a wholesale abuse of the presidential pardon. Presidents from now on should be limited to sign a maximum of let's say 5 pardons during their tenure.

- This is talkback # 6 on Behind the scenes of the Shalit deal

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