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  Adar II 28, 5774 , 30/03/14

Danon to Drop Defense Post Even if Pollard Part of Deal

Member of Knesset Danny Danon told Arutz Sheva, Sunday, that he would quit the post of deputy defense minister over the scheduled release of security prisoners from Israeli jails, even if it included the release of Jonathan Pollard from a life sentence for passing classified information from the United States to Israel.

Saying there should be no connection between Pollard and the security prisoners, Danon noted that Pollard himself objected to being part of such a deal. He also said that the U.S. was sending two messages to Israel by asking it to release security prisoners while Pollard is in an unprecedented 29th year of prison.

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