Yom Kippur A Good Time To Release Pollard, Netanyahu Told Obama


pollard1Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu asked United States President Barack Obama to release convicted spy Jonathan Pollard as a Yom Kippur gesture during their meeting at the White House this week.

“I raised the issue of Pollard during my conversation with the president and I passed on a simple message,” Netanyahu said during a briefing for journalists in New York. “I told the president that we are on the eve of Yom Kippur, a time during which we ask for forgiveness and we give forgiveness. I told the president that I hoped that might be a basis for advancing the release of Pollard.”

Pollard was sentenced to life in prison in 1987 for providing classified information to Israel while working for the U.S. navy as a civilian intelligence analyst. He has been incarcerated since 1985; he was sentence in 1987.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. And he was ignored again! And all the president talks about is the deep friendship! With friends like these who needs enemies!