Pollard’s 10,000th Day in Prison Approaches, Jewish Leaders Appeal to Obama

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pollardNew York – Thirty national Jewish organizations that are members of the Conference of Presidents joined in a pre-Pesach appeal to President Obama led by Conference leaders Richard Stone, Chairman, and Malcolm Hoenlein, Executive Vice Chairman, requesting that President Obama release Pollard prior to his reaching his 10,000th day of imprisonment, which will fall on April 8, 2013.

After wishing the President a successful trip to the Middle East, the leaders respectfully and urgently requested that the President “act on the commutation of his sentence to time served before this milestone is reached. Mr. Pollard, whose health has deteriorated, has expressed remorse and regret repeatedly.”

They also noted, “Many leading American citizens of every faith and position have spoken publicly, including those that were involved in his prosecution. Among those who have called for his release are former Director of the CIA, James Woolsey, former Undersecretary of Defense, Lawrence Korb, former Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, and former Secretary of State, George Schultz. We add our voice to theirs, as we have in the past, to ask that you take the steps necessary to expedite the review process you have mentioned and to facilitate the release of Mr. Pollard in an act of both justice and humanity,” said Stone and Hoenlein.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}

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  1. They also noted, “Many leading American citizens of every faith and position have spoken publicly, including those that were involved in his prosecution.”

    You fail to present both sides of the story.

    There are also many, many Americans in both the Department of Defense and the CIA that insist that Pollard remain in jail.

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