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AP sources: US considers release of spy Pollard

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FILE - This May 15, 1998 file photo shows Jonathan Pollard speaking during an interview in a conference room at the Federal Correction Institution in Butner, N.C. An AP source says: the US is talking with Israel about early release of Pollard for concessions. (AP Photo/Karl DeBlaker, File)JERUSALEM (AP) — The United States is talking with Israel about releasing convicted spy Jonathan Pollard early from his life sentence as an incentive to the Israelis in the troubled Mideast peace negotiations, people familiar with the talks said Monday. Releasing Pollard, a thorn in U.S.-Israeli relations for three decades, would be an extraordinary step underscoring the urgency of U.S. peace efforts.

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US ‘may free Israel spy Pollard’

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The US may consider releasing Jonathan Pollard, an American convicted of spying for Israel, in an effort to save Middle East peace process.
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No bond for Detroit-area man linked to Hezbollah

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DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area man accused of trying to travel to the Middle East to fight in Syria’s civil war will remain in custody while his case moves through court.
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A man of principle that the West can trust

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“Known as a centrist who had previously worked for both pro-Western and pro-Russian governments, he became a strong advocate of integration with Europe after Russia banned imports of his chocolate.”

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a $100 million, Western-funded exercise

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“Usually, an Afghan election — a $100 million, Western-funded exercise“.

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From Liz Sly to Russell Crowe

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Please tweet anything on Turkey. Ms Sly is in Turkey and is avidly waiting for any tweet from you about Turkey. Thanks.

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Comment on Pace Sheldon Adelson: Top 5 Signs West Bank is Occupied Territory by Bill Bodden

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And so the parade of presidential hopefuls begin their groveling spectacle.

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U.S. could free Israeli spy in deal to save peace talks: source close to talks

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Israelis hold placards depicting Pollard during a protest calling for his release from a U.S. prison, outside U.S. Secretary of State Kerry's hotel in JerusalemAn Israeli spy serving a life sentence in the United States and groups of Palestinian prisoners could be freed under an emerging deal to salvage Middle East peace talks, sources close to the negotiations said on Monday. The sources, who spoke as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry prepared to meet Israeli and Palestinian leaders, said under the proposed arrangement that Jonathan Pollard, a former U.S. Navy analyst caught spying for Israel in the 1980s, could be released by mid-April. In addition, Israel would go ahead with a promised release of a fourth group of Palestinians, among the 104 it pledged to free in a deal that led to the renewal of peace talks last July. Another group of jailed Palestinians would also go free – and the peace talks would be extended beyond an April 29 deadline, the sources said.

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Comment on Walmart Admits that its Business Model Requires Employees to Depend on Food Stamps by Jay Mulberry

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You have made a very serious charge and one that is not clearly borne out by your quotation.
You answer, “Oh, come on ” shows how careless you have let yourself become in recent years, especially in reporting in fields outside of your Middle Eastern specialty.

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Kerry to Mideast at critical point in peace talks

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Ambassador to France's residence in Paris, Sunday, March 30, 2014, after meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov about the situation in Ukraine. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry rushed to the Middle East on Monday for a surprise visit aimed at rescuing his Mideast diplomatic efforts, as peace talks approached a critical make-or-break point.

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