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        4/8/2012, Nisan 16, 5772

      Jewish Lawyers, Jurists: Free Pollard!


      The International Organization of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists applied to United States Ambassador in Israel Daniel Shapiro, Sunday, to advance the cause of freedom for Jonathan Pollard, in light of worsening of Pollard's health, late last week. Pollard is in the 27th year of a life sentence for passing classified information from the United States to Israel.

      The organization has not had an official response to an application made to President Barack Obama in March of 2011, when it noted - among other things - that Pollard had served more time than anyone else for passing classified information to a friendly country. The organization also cited Pollard's and Israel's cooperation with investigators and the calls of many public figures, including those in the American intelligence and security community, for Pollard's release.