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  10/3/2011, Tishrei 5, 5772

Panetta: US Was and Is Against Freeing Pollard

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta of the United States said, Monday, that the US was and is against the release of Jonathan Pollard, who is in the 26th year of a life sentence for passing classified information from the United States to Israel.

During a news conference at the Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv, he said the issue has been sensitive for a long time.