US on Pollard Release: ‘Ridiculous’
Apparently, I'm not alone in my reaction to the recent report that Jonathan Pollard would be released in return for Israel's release of Palestinian prisoner, Marwan Barghouti.
The report said the deal has been proposed by officials in Israel's Foreign Ministry. The ministry declined comment, and U.S. Embassy spokesman Stewart Tuttle called the report "ridiculous speculation."I hope it stays that way. I have no sympathy for traitors.
"As far as I know, it has no basis in reality," Tuttle said.