US Has 24 Hours to Decide to Let Pollard Attend Father’s Funeral


morris-pollardPresident Obama has 24 hours to decide on a humanitarian appeal that Jonathan Pollard be freed from jail for a few hours to help bury his father, Prof. Morris Pollard, Monday morning.

“Funeral services will be held in the chapel at the Hebrew Orthodox Cemetery at 10 a.m. Monday,” according to South Bend, Indiana media, home of Notre Dame University, where the elder Pollard was an award-winning professor. Outside of the state, American media have largely ignored the death and the appeal to free Pollard for the funeral.

Morris Pollard, who died at the age of 95, was a longtime professor and award-winning microbiologist. His son Jonathan was convicted more than 26 years ago for passing on classified information to Israel, an American ally, while he was working at the Pentagon.

Several high-ranking American officials, including U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, have told President Obama that Pollard should be released forever considering his deteriorating physical condition, a questionable trial and the extraordinary life sentence for an offense that usually carries a 2-4 year prison term.

The Obama administration last week ignored an appeal from a majority of Knesset Members, who asked that Pollard be freed to visit his father before his death on Shabbos. American media reported the appeal in a three-sentence brief from the Associated Press.

Read more at Arutz Sheva.

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  1. Nebach. This is what happens. Time passes, and we only think about this once in a while. Meantime this Yid languishes in jail, none of our former Presidents gave a flip about him, and neither does Obama.Silly move to make if he is trying to be elected again!! He never got my vote and never will.

  2. Daven, say tehillim, and say some more. What a waste these comments are. Almost everyone knows a perek or two. Belt it out, please. Thank you.

  3. Though Pollard has been in prison all these years and no other president has freed him (even republicans) it is Yad Hashem that the one who had the ability to show some compassion for a mere 24 hour visit is the greatest antisemitic president we have had since WWII. The Jews should join together to assure that this Muslim, Osama(woops….I mean Hussien Obama)should go down in history as a bigger failure than the Peanut farmer, Carter