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Monday, January 31, 2011

Nu, What Happened to the "Free Jonathan Pollard" Campaign?

It had looked like things were finally moving, and then...  he's still in that American prison.

Former Central Intelligence Agency head R. James Woolsey called upon US President Barack Obama on Monday to commute the sentence of Israeli agent Jonathan Pollard.

In an interview with Channel 2, Woolsey said Obama should not ask for diplomatic concessions from Israel in return for Pollard. He said America regularly catches spies, but they don't serve 25 years in prison and that after examining the entire case and others like it, he believes Pollard should have left prison five years ago when he first called for his release.
It's a real disgrace to the American Judicial system that Pollard has been in jail so long.  He has served more than double what could be justified.  And considering the difficult harsh conditions of his imprisonment, he should have had been released with very generous financial compensation for the uncalled for cruelty by the American Government, successive American Governments.

And Israel didn't do any better.  They abandoned him to the Americans.  Now, let's bring Pollard home.

3 comments:

Keli Ata said...

I'm hoping the US will elected a pro-Israel president in 2012 and Jews and gentiles alike will hold this president's feet to the fire and demand Pollard's release.

Batya said...

The American President can release him from jail. Let's see it happen.

adi said...

Shalom to the writer!
Please help by asking evryone to join www.facebook.com/justice4jp

Thanks!