The story does not match US processes. but so what. Some in the US House promised this. And Israel promised this too. Iran will step in as it did in Gaza in 2006. The Teabaggers and Neocons are a gift to Iran that keeps on giving. And with the veto, any US role ends anyway.
Israeli justice minister: Pollard will be released November 20 (Haaretz)
from the article: Report: U.S. blocks $200 million in aid to Palestinian Authority