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  4/2/2014, Nissan 2, 5774

Shamir: American Proposal is 'Bribery and Emotional Blackmail'

Agriculture Minister Yair Shamir (Yisrael Beytenu) sharply criticized the United States on Tuesday over the deal it presented to Israel, which would see the U.S. freeing Jonathan Pollard in exchange for Israel releasing over 400 Arab terrorists and freezing construction in Judea and Samaria.

Speaking to Kol Yisrael radio, Shamir called the suggested deal “bribery and emotional blackmail.”