PM declines comment on Pollard in White House meeting
By GIL STERN STERN HOFFMAN
May 22, 2011 21:32
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu declined to answer questions over the
weekend on whether he raised the fate of Israeli agent Jonathan Pollard
in his meeting on Friday with US president Barack Obama.
A source in the
prime minister's entourage said they also could not comment on what the
American side said on the matter.
Ahead of the trip, Likud politicians
pressured Netanyahu to push Obama for Pollard.
The Meretz Youth
organization issued a statement on Sunday saying that Obama's call for
the release of kidnapped soldier Gilad Schalit in his speech to AIPAC on
Sunday would be more credible if he would set a personal example by
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