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  4/13/2014, Nissan 13, 5774

MK Ariel Slams US, Netanyahu over Prisoner Release


Member of Knesset Uri Ariel, who heades the National Union's Tekuma faction in the Jewish Home party, said, Sunday, that his party would quit the coalition over the release of Israeli-Arab security prisoners, leading to a breakup of the ruling coalition. Interviewed by Galei Yisrael radio, he said his party was going toward breaking up the coalition and initiating new elections, adding, "The prime minister must be asked if he knows he could advance elections with his own mouth and hands."

Ariel asked how the U.S., which is not willing to talk about any of its security prisoners, allows itself to demand that of Israel and to use Jonathan Pollard, serving a life sentence for passing classified U.S. information to Israel as a bargaining chip. He questioned the U.S. having all the answers, given what is happening in Syria and the Ukraine.

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