Member of Knesset Dr. Aryeh Eldad (National Union) send condolences to Jonathan Pollard upon the death of his father, Dr. Morris Pollard. Pollard's request to visit his father before his passing were rejected. Eldad said that "Israel will not forget President Obama's insensitivity and cruel convictions, ignoring all requests for the release of Jonathan. The U.S. President could not even make a basic human gesture. I cannot help wondering whether the Jewish people will raise all their strength to prevent his re-election." Eldad stated.
Pollard is serving a life sentence in an American prison for passing classified information to a foreign country. Pollard maintains that the documents he sent to Israel dealt with Arab chemcial and biological weapons capabilities.