“I recognize the emotions involved in this,” he said. “One of the strengths of the Israeli people is you think about your people wherever they are. I recognize that and am sympathetic.” (from article in the Jerusalem Post)
- Obama thinks we're emotionally involved.
- He doesn't see any logical, objective, legalistic reason for Jonathan Pollard to be freed.
- Obama doesn't think there was a travesty of justice when a "spy" for an ally gave the ally information and then was sentenced more disproportionately severely than enemy spies.
- For Obama this is a Jewish problem, not an American one.
|US President Barack Obama being interviewed by Channel 2's Yonit Levy |
Photo: Courtesy US Embassy
“I recognize the emotions involved in this,” he said.