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  3/13/2013, Nisan 2, 5773

PollardNow.org Petition Over 154,000 Signatures


The petition to free Jewish-American prisoner Jonathan Pollard currently has over 154,000 signatures. Supporters of Pollard hope to hand the petition to United States President Barack Obama when he visits the country next week. Pollard was given a life sentence for passing classified information to a foreign country. His supporters say his sentence did not fit the crime and that the information dealt with Arab chemical and biological weapons capabilities.

The petition is located at www.PollardNow.org and reads in part "Jonathan Pollard has now served 28 years of a life sentence in American prisons. A few short weeks from now, he will mark his 10,000th day in jail."