Pollard Rejects Bogus Government Offer

April 2 1998 - News Release - Butner, North Carolina

Jonathan Pollard has instructed his attorney to categorically reject what he termed a bogus offer of official recognition by the government of Israel. The Government formula calls for Pollard to be recognized as an agent who was employed in an operation not sanctioned by the government.

Pollard stated, "I did not spend 13 years in prison in order to endorse a lie. The truth must come out, so that I may be freed. The truth is simple and clear: I was an Israeli agent employed by the LAKAM branch of Intelligence in an operation that was fully sanctioned by the Government of Israel. Anything less than that is a distortion of the truth that is counterproductive to the goal of securing my release."

Pollard has instructed his attorney to cease all negotiations.

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