MK Shaked to Obama: Bring Pollard with You


jonathan-pollardIn her first speech at the Knesset plenum on Monday, MK Ayelet Shaked (Bayit Yehudi) had a message for President Barack Obama: Bring Jonathan Pollard with you when you come to Israel.

Pollard is currently serving a life sentence in a U.S. prison on allegations of spying for Israel.

“At this moment, I want to take advantage of the honorable occasion and call on U.S. President Barack Obama: Come to visit the land of Israel. You are welcome in Israel, but please do not come empty-handed. Bring back Jonathan Pollard, for he is our brother,” said Shaked. Read more at Arutz Sheva.

{ Israel News Bureau}


  1. Nice! But I’m afraid that by putting it so BLUNT, he may not aquiesce! If anything, he would like to offer that as his gesture of good will. Once we ask for it, he is likely to deny the request! THAT, she didn’t think about!

  2. Bringing Jonathan Pollard with you to Israel when you make your rounds is like a doctor bringing his lunch to your bedroom. No thanks.

  3. Carefully, the future enters our doorway. No thinking that a President is going to release a captive spy to reaffirm his faith in the faith of Israel. That’s like asking him to replay his own direction for your scuba adventure.

  4. I am sorry, but as much as it may not seem like it, we are still in golus. An rookie MK does not have the right to dictate orders to the President of the United States in that manner, or in any other manner, for that matter. Is there no limit to the level of Israeli Chutzpah? And no, I am not an Obama supporter.

  5. I prefer that Bibi make a quiet, unnegotiable condition; no Pollard freedom,no visit. No bugles, just a quiet but absolute statement of what is morally required. That, and nothing else. Obama cannot be allowed to spit in the face of moral justice. Dozens of eminent people, of all stripes, have urged this.