Israel’s agreement (yet again) to free terrorists to attempt to garner favor with the PLO (PA) pulls another brick out from under Israel’s already beleaguered judicial system. To put it in a perspective Americans might understand, it’s as if Bush pardoned and repatriated known Al Qeda affiliates caught in America in an attempt to shore up relations with Iran. (Yes, I know they’re Shi’ah and Saudi Arabia would be a better analogy, but our relations with Saudi Arabia are already too good.)
Freeing yet another batch of criminals back into their society puts into question the very legitimacy of the sentences originally meted out. What’s the point of having a strong judiciary if the “Executive” branch pulls the rug out from under it on a regular basis?