Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Obama to Pollard, "No."

The following passage is from Business Insider:
The argument is based on the position that [Jonathan Pollard] has already served 28 years for actions that benefited a key U.S. ally but did not harm the national security of the U.S. More than 200,000 people have signed an online petition for his release and top Israeli officials have indicated that they will ask Obama for his release. (In 2010 officials offered to extend the temporary moratorium on settlement construction in exchange for the Pollard's release.) But last week Obama told Israel's Channel 2 that he is not about to free Jonathan Pollard from prison because he “committed a very serious crime." 
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