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  10/2/2011, Tishrei 4, 5772

Esther Pollard to Obama: Do the Right Thing


Esther Pollard, the wife of convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard, reacted, Sunday evening, to comments by Vice President Joe Biden of the United States that, as far as he was concerned, Jonathan Pollard could spend the rest of his life behind bars for passing classified information from the U.S. to Israel. Biden reportedly told a group of rabbis in Florida that President Barack Obama offered to release Pollard, but Biden told him he would do so "over my dead body".

Interviewed by Channel 2 television, Esther Pollard said, "We hope, in light of this ugly thing that Vice President Bident said, that President Obama will take responsibility and do the right thing."