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        12/22/2013, Tevet 19, 5774

      MK Hotovely to PM: Demand Pollard's Immediate Release

      Member of Knesset Tzipi Hotovely (Likud Beytenu) sent a letter to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Sunday, asking him to work for the release of Jonathan Pollard, in his 29th year behind bars in the United States for sending classified information to Israel.

      Writing in the wake of reports the US spied on Netanyahu and his predecessor, Ehud Olmert, the deputy transportation minister said, "These reports should provide moral embarrassment for the US in that while it systematically spies on its friends in the world, it cannot justify the fact that Pollard is languishing in an American prison." She added, "Moreover, spies from other countries received lighter sentences for more serious offenses. Accordingly from the standpoint of truth and justice, the US must release him."