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January 12, 1999
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Top U.S. officials unanimously recommended to President Clinton that the United States should not release an American serving a life sentence for spying for Israel. The recommendations opposing Jonathan Pollard’s release came as three prominent Jews — Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel, World Jewish Congress President Edgar Bronfman and Harvard University law professor Alan Dershowitz — urged Clinton to delay his decision until they have a chance to personally state the case for releasing Pollard.

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