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  Adar 8, 5773 , 18/02/13

Esther Pollard to Meet Yair Lapid at the Knesset

Esther Pollard, the wife of Jonathan Pollard, is scheduled to meet with Chairman Yair Lapid of the Yesh Atid party , Monday afternoon, at the Knesset. Pollard is expected to update Lapid about her husband's condition and efforts to bring about his release after 27 years behind bars for passing classified information from the United States to Israel. She is also expected to ask Lapid to work with all his might for Jonathan's release, ahead of next month's scheduled visit of U.S. President Barack Obama to Israel.

Ahead of her meeting with Lapid, Esther said, "I remember I was interviewed by Yair when Jonathan's imprisonment reached 20 years. Yair was very empathetic and it was clear that he identified with my pain and demand for justice. Today in Jonathan's 28th year in jail, when his medical condition is tenuous, I'm coming to ask for his help during the critical moments before President Obama's visit to Israel." Pollard is scheduled to meet with the rest of the party heads in the next few days. She has not received responses from the Prime Minister's Office or the President's Office regarding her requests for meetings with Shim'on Peres and Binyamin Netanyahu.

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