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  3/6/2013, Adar 24, 5773

MK Shetbon: Lesson Learned, Now Let Pollard Go


The Knesset on Wednesday held a special session to discuss the case of Jonathan Pollard, before the U.S. President's visit to Israel.

MK Yoni Shetbon (Jewish Home), who initiated the discussion, urged his fellow Knesset members, "Jonathan Pollard has served close to 28 years in prison. In a few weeks it will mark 10,000 days of imprisonment. The government of Israel and Jonathan himself have expressed deep and sincere regret for the violation of U.S. law. Lesson learned and burned, burned well," he said.

"We are appreciative of (former) Secretary of States Kissinger and Schultz and many American officials calling for the release of Jonathan due to his unprecedented punishment. His unstable health condition adds urgency to the appeals," said Shetbon.