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  3/7/2014, Adar Bet 5, 5774

Pollard Came Up in White House Talks


Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has told the Yisrael Hayom daily that the release of Jonathan Pollard came up during his talks, this week, with President Barack Obama of the United States. Pollard was recently hospitalized and underwent surgery after his health deteriorated in the U.S. prison where he is in the 29th year of a life sentence for passing classified information to Israel.

In an interview to be published in full on Sunday, Netanyahu said, "Pollard should not be in prison nor in hospital." He added, "The time has come to release him."