Thousand For One?

That’s right, folks. There is an almost comical aspect to this: the life of one Jew equals that of thousand Arabs, and the irony is that they themselves determined the price.

Be that as it may;  releasing 1000 or more convicted Islamic terrorists will cost us dearly in the near future.

 This time, the ‘prisoners’ being released clearly do have ‘blood on their hands.’ In fact, you may recall that during former Prime Minister Ehud K. Olmert‘s term, he bent over backwards to try to convince us that he would not release prisoners with ‘blood on their hands.’ So why did Bibi change his mind?

Let’s face reality: Bibi capitulated.

In a press conference Tuesday night, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Israel will bring Gilad Schalit home to his family.

Netanyahu said that he was presenting the final prisoner-swap deal to the Cabinet on Tuesday, following rigorous negotiations with the Palestinians.

“There was great tension in bringing Schalit home…and maintaining the security of Israeli citizens,” Netanyahu said of the talks.

The Elder is wondering:    Is the Shalit deal worth it?

Carl in J’lem is mighty displeased:

This has to be one of the most incredibly stupid pieces I have seen in a long time – and this guy claims to be on ‘our’ side.

As a member of the camp of Eretz Israel lovers and as one who firmly objects to the diplomatic solution taking shape here, I say that we – the government and the people of Israel – had no choice. The mitzvah of redeeming prisoners cannot be foregone. It is a mitzvah that must be undertaken even if the bloody price it shall exact is terrible – and I know this will be the case.

People will be murdered in terror attacks – but what other choice do we have? Allowing Gilad Shalit to die in prison?

What other choice did we have? We had the same choice that was made at Entebbe in 1976 and at Ben Gurion (then Lod) Airport in 1972: To refuse to negotiate and undertake a military operation. Sometimes those operations are successful (as in the two instances cited above) and sometimes they are not (as, for example, in the case of Nachshon Wachsman HY”D – May God Avenge his blood - one of whose murderersis being set free as part of this deal). But the rumor for the last five years has been that Shalit’s father insisted that the IDF not try a military operation (I don’t put much stock in the claim that there was no viable military option – the fact is that we knew where he was during Operation Cast Lead and we ‘forgot‘ to go get him).

The article’s author, Haim Misgav, freely admits that ‘the bloody price it shall exact is terrible’ and that ‘People will be murdered in terror attacks,’ and our past experience indicates that is correct. Yet he claims we have no other choice?

Worse, he claims that trading 1,027 terrorists for one soldier is a ‘mitzva’ when a rudimentary investigation of the Halacha would show that is far from certain.

7 thoughts on “Thousand For One?”

  1. The filth may be released back into the sewer but I think you’ll find that the IDF and other assorted agencies will know full well where these turds will be bobbing.

    Besides it will be good hunting practice.

  2. If Israel was going to capitulate eventually they should have done it ages ago.
    They were in a better position I think. Obama wasn’t POTUS either.

    Disappointed in Bibi. He has endangered the whole country.

    1. Not necessarily so.

      Keeping 1000 terrorists in jail comes at a huge cost to Israel.

      If they keep coming back for more we can take them out one by one. I don’t like it either but we have always been able to eliminate them when necessary.

      We can roast ’em when the time comes.

  3. Let them all go, take them to the center of town then when all the Religion of pieces lovers come out to celebrate and hand out candy! Turn that town into a shiny glass parking lot!!

  4. tut, tut, so many bloodthirsty solutions – hunting, bombs – “shiny glass parking lot” requires a minimum H-bomb.

    Surely there is a nice slow acting poison, say 2-3 weeks to act, that the murderers could have mixed into their food as a going away present?
    It’s a nice way to die, celebrated, in the arms of one’s family.

    1. Its already invented, by a Saudi:

      It could be the ultimate in political control — but it won’t be patented in Germany.
      German media outlets reported last week that a Saudi inventor’s application to patent a “killer chip,” as the Swiss tabloids put it, had been denied.
      The basic model would consist of a tiny GPS transceiver placed in a capsule and inserted under a person’s skin, so that authorities could track him easily.
      Model B would have an extra function — a dose of cyanide to remotely kill the wearer without muss or fuss if authorities deemed he’d become a public threat.
      The inventor said the chip could be used to track terrorists, criminals, fugitives, illegal immigrants, political dissidents, domestic servants and foreigners overstaying their visas.
      “The invention will probably be found to violate paragraph two of the German Patent Law — which does not allow inventions that transgress public order or good morals,” German Patent and Trademark Office spokeswoman Stephanie Krüger told the English-language German-news

      Read more:,2933,520331,00.html#ixzz1aeO4AdCK

Comments are closed.