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Israeli Justice Minister Yitzhak Modai said in Tel Aviv that Israel may allow U.S. officials to question an Israeli officer charged in Washington with being the contact for convicted spy Jonathan Jay Pollard. Modai, returning from talks in Washington, said the United States had not asked to interrogate Col. Aviem Sella, who is now commander of a large Israeli air base. “But if there is such an appeal, we will consider it,” he told reporters at a news conference at Ben Gurion International Airport. Modai said it would also be up to Sella whether he wanted to be questioned. “The man has civil rights in this country like anyone else,” he said.


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