Pollard Petition Gets More than 60,000 Signatures | The Jewish Press
By: Jewish Press Staff
Published: February 25th, 2013
The petition calling on U.S. President Barack Obama to release Israeli spy
Jonathan Pollard, which will be delivered to the visiting president on his
visit to Israel, stood at 62 thousand signatures as of Monday morning.
The petition makersí goal is 100 thousand signatures.
The petition text (click here to add your vote,(
http://www.atzuma.co.il/presidentobama ) and instructions
for English Speakers at http://www.jonathanpollard.org/2013/021113a.htm
Follow the petition on Facebook which reads:
The Honorable Barack Obama President of the United States of America The
White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20500
Dear President Obama:
We, the People of Israel, look forward hopefully and with pleasure to your
visit to our country.
In anticipation of this important occasion, we would like to appeal to you
about a matter which is deeply troubling to every one of us.
Our President, Shimon Peres, and our Prime Minister, Binyamin Netanyahu have
both issued formal appeals to you on behalf of the People of Israel,
imploring you to release Jonathan Pollard.
Jonathan Pollard has now served 28 years of a life sentence in American
prisons. A few short weeks from now, he will mark his 10,000th day in jail.
Both he and Israel have repeatedly expressed remorse. We have learned our
lesson and have been living with the painful consequences for nearly 3
We are encouraged by the appeals of Secretaries of State Kissinger and
Schultz, among the many American officials calling for Jonathan Pollardís
release, including many who have first-hand knowledge of the case, because
of the gross disproportionality of his sentence. Jonathanís failing health
lends urgency to their appeals.
We, The People, simple citizens of the State of Israel, sincerely hope that
you will take this opportunity to respond positively to the many requests
for Jonathan Pollardís release, including those made by Prime Minister
Netanyahu and President Peres on our behalf.
We appeal to you as one who symbolizes the shared values of humanity,
compassion and hope for a second chance, that both of our nations embrace.
We implore you to commute Jonathan Pollardís sentence to time served without
delay and allow him to live out his remaining days as a free man. It is our
fervent hope and prayer that your upcoming trip to Israel will bring us the
good news we have waited for, for so very long, and that this tragic and
painful episode can finally be put to rest once and for all.
JUSTICE FOR JONATHAN POLLARD