Ahead of Renewal of Peace Talks Israel Asked U.S. to Free Pollard in Exchange for Palestinian Prisoners

Netanyahu asked Kerry for release of Israeli spy in return for freeing 103 Palestinian prisoners as part of peace talks, Channel 2 reports; U.S. rejected request.

Israel has requested the United States release Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard in return for freeing 103 Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails since before the Oslo Accords, Channel 2 reported Monday evening.