1) The Israeli PM doesn't get to decide an appropriate punishment for Jonathan Pollard's crime. The US President doesn't get to decide on an appropriate punishment for Mordechai Vanunu either. 2) Now, here's the difference...the US goverment recognizes Israel's sovereign right to punish her criminals in accordance with Israeli law...I'd appreciate it if Israel reciprocated!!!
Egypt says verdict in Al-Jazeera case expected Saturday (AP)
from the article: Netanyahu makes call to release Jonathan Pollard on YouTube