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  4/8/2012, Nisan 16, 5772

MKs Call for Freedom for Pollard


MKs Uri Ariel (National Union) and Ronit Tirosh (Kadima) will meet with President Shimon Peres on Sunday to present him with a letter addressed to U.S. President Barack H. Obama, requesting that the imprisoned Jonathan Pollard be released, due to the worsening of his health. The letter states that Pollard, who has been in prison for nearly 27 years, has expressed deep regret for his actions, and that due to his poor health, keeping him in prison endangers his life.

The letter was signed by 80 MKs. Ariel and Tirosh are chairpeople of the Knesset lobby for Freedom for Jonathan Pollard.