It didn't take too many years for Natan Sharansky to be freed from the Soviet prison. He was allowed to make aliyah and reunite with his wife Avital. They were rewarded by G-d with two daughters.
The American prison faux justice system is harder to break. My older children remember when Sharansky was the missing guest and they celebrated his release. My younger children are more cynical. They grew up with Jonathan Pollard's empty seat. It's still empty. Pollard is jailed by the Americans in an unprecedented punishment for an unprecedented crime of helping an ally.
Israel's most dangerous enemies are those who claim to be our friends and allies. That mask is the most difficult to remove.
- It was easier to free Natan Sharansky.
- It was easier to free Gilad Shalit.