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Obama to Peres: U.S. attorney general will review Pollard case

(JNS.org) Israeli President Shimon Peres met with President Barack Obama on June 25 at the White House on his last foreign trip before leaving office next month. At the meeting, Peres asked Obama to free imprisoned Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard. “I offered a certain proposal, and President Obama promised that the [U.S.] attorney general [Eric Holder] would review it,” Peres said. Peres added that the proposal was submitted at the request of the Pollard family. On June 26, the 90-year-old Peres received the Congressional Gold Medal and delivered an address to Congress. His seven-year term as Israel’s president comes to an end in July, when Reuven Rivlin will replace him.

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