Washington Attempt to Repeat Wye Double Cross Thwarted Pollard Deal

Dr. Aaron Lerner - IMRA - January 15, 2015

According to well informed highly placed sources, the deal to release Jonathan Pollard in exchange for the release of pre-Oslo terrorists to facilitate the extension of Palestinian Israeli talks fell apart because of what appeared to be an attempt by the Obama team to pull off a repeat of the Wye double cross.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu had an understanding with President Clinton that Jonathan Pollard would be released in return for Israel accepting a deal at the 1998 Wye Summit. But after Netanyahu accepted the agreement, Clinton reneged on freeing Pollard.

This time around Netanyahu insisted on written documentation that Pollard was being released. But on 1 April 2014 the Obama team dragged its feet, telling Netanyahu that the paperwork was on the way and that he should already put in motion Israel's part of the deal.

The hours went by and Netanyahu stood his ground.

And the Obama team kept dragging its feet.

The clock ran out that night when Mahmoud Abbas signed off on documents to join 15 international agencies - a move that killed the prospects that negotiations would continue.

Dr. Aaron Lerner, Director IMRA (Independent Media Review & Analysis)