Israelis in poll: Jonathan Pollard’s release should be condition for Palestinian prisoner release

A Hebrew sign in Israel reading "We want Pollard home." Credit: Tamar Hayardeni via Wikimedia Commons.

( More than half of Israeli Jews—52.4 percent—believe Israel should condition the release of Palestinian prisoners on the U.S. freeing imprisoned Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard, according to a new Israel Hayom poll.

In the same poll, 79 percent of respondents said Israel should not go ahead with the third stage of the Palestinian prisoner release next week due to the recent spate of Palestinian terror attacks. Additionally, 85.8 percent said the current Israeli-Palestinian conflict negotiations would not lead to a peace agreement.

Posted on December 27, 2013 .