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Bayit Yehudi Minister Ariel to Obama: Please free Pollard

Housing and Construction Minister Uri Ariel asked US President Barack Obama to free Israeli agent Jonathan Pollard as he shook the visiting US president's hand upon his arrival at Ben-Gurion Airport on Wednesday.
"Please free Pollard," Ariel stated, noting that Obama listened, but did not respond.
Obama said in a Channel 2 television interview last week that he had no plans to free Pollard in the immediate future.
"After 28 years that Pollard is caged in American captivity, I felt a personal obligation to turn directly to President Obama and to ask him to pardon Jonathan out of humanitarian considerations," Ariel stated after having met Obama.
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