News Brief 2/24/2013, Adar 14, 5773
Rabbi Lau: Time to Free Pollard
Some 60,000 people have signed an online petition asking that U.S. President Barack H. Obama pardon and release Jonathan Pollard. Pollard, who has been in prison for some 28 years, and suffers from deteriorating health. Among those who have signed the petition are former President Yitzchak Navon, several Nobel Prize winners, artists, Knesset members, and public and corporate officials.
On Sunday, Purim Day, Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau, Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv, released a letter he planned to present to Obama, concerning the release of Pollard.