Because Netanyahu is really big coward who is so afraid of rejection and so convinced that us gentiles are all "closet anti-Semites" that he prefers to be confirmed in his fears by fellow cowards in the Israeli cabinet. It takes no guts to say "no," the man has no moral courage. Fire him.
Israeli justice minister: Pollard will be released November 20 (Haaretz)
from the article: Netanyahu and the Mystics of Safed