About 400 youth leaders from the southern part of Israel and members of the Bnei Akiva religious youth movement are expected to finish a march to the President's Residence in Jerusalem on behalf of the release of Jonathan Pollard, serving a life sentence for passing classified information from the United States to Israel. The march started in the southern town of Ofakim on Thursday.
Lighting a torch of freedom will be Azzam Azzam, an Israeli Arab who was held by Egypt for many years. Participants will call on President Shim'on Peres not to accept the U.S. Medal of Freedom until Pollard is freed. They will also call on Israelis to get out of their apathy and take a more active role in demanding Pollard's release.