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December 7, 2014 1:58 pm

Netanyahu Urges Jonathan Pollard’s Release in Call With Kerry

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JNS.orgPrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for the release of jailed Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard, who was recently hospitalized, during a phone call with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday.

“Jonathan Pollard’s life is at risk and after 30 years in prison, the time has come to release him and allow him to live out the rest of his life as a free man,” Netanyahu said.

Pollard was hospitalized on Friday after falling unconscious. American officials recently rejected a request for Pollard’s parole, saying that freeing him would “constitute contempt for the severity of the offense and promote a lack of respect for the law.” Yet Pollard is the only person convicted of spying for an American ally (Israel) that received a life sentence in prison, and numerous former U.S. government officials called his punishment was disproportionate for the crime.

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  • victoria brandeis

    WHY DON’T WE ALL GET TO THE STREETS WITH SIGNS.

    MILLIONS OF US………

    IF THIS MAN DIES…..THEN THE LAST THREE PRESIDENTS WHO DID NOTHING SHOULD HAVE SECOND THOUGHTS ON THEIR LIVES.

    HASHEM RULES THE WORLD AND I WOULD NOT WANT TO TOUCH THIS……

    OBAMA SHOULD WATCH HIS SOUL….AND HIS BACK…..NOT FROM THE WORLD BUT FROM ‘G-D’

  • E Pluribus Wombat

    Let’s be honest, shall we? Not only will the US government happily kill Pollard in prison, the government will of course never even release his body for burial. And to add another insult the US government will send the Israelis a bill for his imprisonment, medical care and death. When it comes to Jews the US government is no different than the Soviet Union. End of story.

  • Lynne Newington

    Amazing with Catholic dicator Robert Mugabe holding his seat as prime minister for decades amidst allegations of corruption, condemned for countless numbers of human rights abuses, defying EU travel bans with the aid of the Vatican and will no doubt die peacefully in his own bed, surrounded by his familiy, forgiven all his sins, many so bad that only a pope can dispense.
    Jonathan Pollard without the specigic religious tradition to save him, paying for his crime according to the laws of the land, deprived of at least an equal right for however long he may have left to live.
    *The abuse of a country claiming diplomatic immunity from America for crimes against humanity of their own.
    People have a short memory.

    • victoria brandeis

      YES……POLLARD SHOULD HAVE THE SAME….UNFORTURNATELY AMERICANS ARE DOUBLE BARRELLED……..THIS IS AMERICA WHO IS HOLDING THIS MAN………POLLARD , A MAN OF HONOR SHOULD BE BLESSED FOR THE KINDNESS AND STRENGTH…NO ONE HAS HELD SUCH CALM IN A STORM………..I AM AN ADULT BUT HAVE A CHILD CURSORY……OBAMA SHALL HOLD THE BALANCE OF THE LAST THREE PRESIDENTS …..MAY THEY ALL SUFFER THE SAME……IF POLLARD IS FREE SO ARE THEY AND IF POLLARD ISN’T…..SO ARE THEY….IT IS THE WORLD OF BALANCE.

  • esther noodelman

    Israel/ Netanyahu,if the U.S. refuses to release Pollard,pretend Pollard is your brother and keep trying until he says YES. Send Yuli Edelstein and or Natan Sharansky who have dealt with the Gulag and we didn’t give up when Russia refused until they were released. Enough is enough.! We are all suffering as well.You must get him released by ambulance/airplane.The whole world is watching and taking note of how you handle an emergency.THIS IS AN EMERGENCY!IMAGINE THE CHUTZPAH OF DOUBLING A LIFE SENTENCE TO 60 YEARS!NETANYAHU,RIVLIN,ALL OF YOU..DO SOMETHING QUICK!ALL EYES ARE ON YOU TODAY AND ON OBAMA ,OF COURSE!

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