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  4/4/2014, Nissan 4, 5774

MKs Told: Anti-Semitism is Why Pollard Not Released


National Director Abe Foxman of the Anti-Defamation League in the United States told a group of Knesset members, Thursday, that the only reason he could think of that Jonathan Pollard has not been released, more than 28 years after his arrest for passing classified information from the U.S. to Israel, is anti-Semitism. The delegation, visiting New York as part of the Ruderman Fellows Program for dialogue between Israel and the American Jewish community, heard Foxman say there's no rational reason for Pollard to be held.

Foxman denied the claim that Pollard has not been released because of the secrets he knows. He also voiced his opposition to Pollard being released in exchange for terrorists.

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