News Brief 3/6/2013, Adar 24, 5773
Yair Lapid Signs Pollard Petition
Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid signed Wednesday on the petition calling to free Jonathan Pollard, who is serving a life sentence in prison in the United States for passing classified information to Israel.
Lapid recalled his meeting with Pollard’s wife Esther, during which he spoke to Jonathan Pollard on the phone.
“That conversation with Pollard still echoes in my mind,” he said. “The broken voice, the expectation, the fear of the moment when he will tell himself that he cannot go on.”
“I don’t usually sign petitions,” Lapid said, “but this time I signed.”