The Israeli Government is sending (or allowing) Minister of Communications and Social Affairs, Moshe Kahlon, to visit Pollard, though there's no guarantee that Pollard is medically fit for visits. I got a good laugh out of a line in Henry Kissinger's letter (hat tip IMRA) in support of Pollard's release.
Text: Dr. Henry Kissinger's letter to President Obama: Free Jonathan Pollard
Justice4JPnews - March 7, 2011
Click here to see the original copy (PDF).
March 3, 2011
The Honorable Barack Obama
President of the United States
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20500
Dear Mr. President:
I would have written this letter sooner but for a long trip abroad, from which I have just returned. While I was gone, I gave much thought to the question of clemency for Jonathan Pollard. At first I felt I did not have enough information to render a reasoned and just opinion. But having talked with George Shultz and read the statements of former CIA Director Woolsey, former Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman DeConcini, former Defense Secretary Weinberger, former Attorney General Mukasey and others whose judgments and first-hand knowledge I respect, I find their unanimous support for clemency compelling.
I believe justice would be served by commuting the remainder of Pollard's sentence of life imprisonment.
Henry A. Kissinger
What? Has Kissinger been "abroad" for 25 years? Pollard has been in jail long enough, much too long for the crime he committed.