Activists: Obama, Send Pollard Home


pollardAhead of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s planned meeting today with President Barack Obama, activists are calling Obama and asking him to release Jonathan Pollard, who has served nearly 25 years in┬áprison for providing Israel with classified security information.

Activists wrote a letter to Obama from “the People of Israel” asking him to send Pollard home. “Your principled signature on Jonathan Pollard’s pending clemency papers would be the consummate act of friendship towards the People of Israel,”” they wrote.

The meeting with Netanyahu is “an opportunity to demonstrate what real change means,” the letter states, playing on Obama’s campaign promise of “change.”

Next Monday, July 12, will be the 9,000th day that Jonathan Pollard has spent in prison in the United States. In Israel, the Committee to Bring Jonathan Pollard Home will mark the occasion by kicking off a three-day rally.

Read more at Arutz Shevah.

{Arutz Shevah/Yair Israel}


  1. Rebono shel Olam !! Have rachmonos on us all and see that Jonathan (Yonason ben Malka) Pollard is granted clemency and that he is allowed to leave the 8 foot square space that he must call home and go to Yerushalayim, to his wife, and to his people. Only you know how many tens of thousands of precious Jewish lives he saved with the information he gave to Israel. Give him mercy, give him joy.