US Ambassador's Apology to Pollard

Press Release

Embassy of the United States of America
Migdalor Building, One Ben Yehuda Street, P.O. Box 26180, Tel Aviv 61261, Israel

U.S. Ambassador Richard H. Jones Apologizes for Remarks regarding Jonathan Pollard

U.S. Ambassador to Israel Richard H. Jones has issued the following statement to the press:

I apologize for the remarks I made this morning regarding the case of Mr. Jonathan Pollard, which were misinformed and misleading. They did not reflect my personal views nor those of the Bush Administration. I certainly do not personally believe that Mr. Pollard should have received capital punishment and I was appalled to learn that I had given that impression. I regret any distress that I may have caused Mr. Pollards family and loved ones.

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