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Netanyahu phones Pollard: ‘When are we going to see you here? We’re waiting’

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24.11.2020

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday spoke by phone with Jonathan Pollard, telling the former US Navy analyst convicted of spying for Israel that the Jewish state is waiting for him to move here after his parole ended.

“When are we going to see you here? We’re waiting for you,” Netanyahu told Pollard, speaking in English.

Pollard’s reply, which caused Netanyahu to chuckle, could not be heard.

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“You should feel comfortable and you should really feel at home,” the prime minister added. Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu meets Esther Pollard, the wife of US-Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard, at the Prime Minister’s Residence in Jerusalem, June 29, 2015 (Amos Ben Gershon/PMO, courtesy)

He also promised to make sure Pollard’s wife Esther gets the cancer treatment she needs.

“I really want to congratulate you that this nightmare of yours is over,” he told Esther, speaking in Hebrew.

“When you return to Israel, it will be a big moment for us.”........

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