Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recruited all Cabinet members to sign a request to President Clinton seeking a pardon for convicted spy Jonathan Pollard. The Israeli daily Ha’aretz, quoting government sources, said Netanyahu hoped to gather 100 signatures from members of the Knesset to add to the letter. Pollard, a former U.S. naval analyst, is serving a life sentence for spying for Israel.
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