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  11/7/2012, Cheshvan 22, 5773

Chief Rabbi Calls for Obama to Release Pollard

The Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel, Rabbi Yona Metzger, announced Wednesday "I hope that after the election he [President Barack Obama] will have more courage to release Jonathan Pollard."
Rabbi Metzger made the statements in an interview with Radio Kol Chai regarding the United States elections. Pollard has been serving life in prison for passing classified information to Israel. His supporters say that the information dealt with Arab chemical and biological weapons capabilities and that Pollard's sentence in disproportionate to his conviction.