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!


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here