Friday, November 14, 2008

Watch List: 200 Rabbis Support Pollard

It is reported that the Zionist Organization of America and 200 Israeli "chief rabbis" have asked President Bush to grant a pardon Jonathan Pollard, the former U.S. Navy analyst who was sentenced to life in prison in 1987 for spying for Israel. A letter from the ZOA says:
"The on-going imprisonment of Jonathan Pollard is unnecessary, unjust, disproportionate and inexplicable in terms of protecting the national interest. We respectfully appeal to you to put an end to what is now an inequitable term of imprisonment and pardon Jonathan Pollard."
The 200 regional and municipal chief rabbis note:
"Jonathan Pollard is currently serving his 23rd year in prison. He is ill and his condition is serious. We respectfully request that you act mercifully towards him. Please grant him clemency as a humanitarian gesture to the Jewish People and the State of Israel."
See article here.

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