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  1/3/2013, Tevet 21, 5773

Parties Unite to Call for Action on Behalf of Pollard


Ten political parties, from Meretz on the left to Otzma Yisrael on the right, united, Thursday, to call on President Shim'on Peres to act for the release of Jonathan Pollard, jailed for 27 years in the United States on a life sentence for passing classified information to Israel. A letter to Peres took into account Pollard's recent hospitalization within the context of his deteriorating health over the years, as well as a recent Central Intelligence Agency report that Pollard did not pass along information about the United States but about dangers posed to Israel by Arab countries, which strengthened the words of senior Americans who have called for Pollard's release, based on the disproportional nature of his sentence.

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