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  4/10/2012, Nisan 18, 5772

Peres Denies Report Obama Rejected Pollard Clemency


President Shimon Peres has denied reports that United States President Barack Obama has already denied the numerous requests to grant Jonathan Pollard clemency, according to a press release from Justice for Jonathan Pollard which quoted an NRG news article. A spokesman United Staes National Security Council told Yahoo News that "Our position hasn't changed" regarding Jonathan Pollard. President Peres is one of the numerous people to come out in support of Pollard's release following Pollard's hospitalization this past weekend. Pollard is serving a life sentence, originally in solitary confinement, for passing classified information to a foreign ally. Pollard said he sent information dealing with Arab country's chemical and biological weapons capabilities to Israel.