Michael Puah of the Galilee Jewish community of Mitzpe Netufa finished, Thursday evening, a hunger strike that he had started in protest of Jonathan Pollard not being freed from his life sentence for passing classified information from the United States to Israel. Interviewed by Arutz Sheva's Hebrew service under the String Bridge at the entrance to Jerusalem, Puah thanked others for taking part in the struggle and vowed "We will continue together in prayer and action until his release."
The subject came up Wednesday evening, during President Shim'on Peres's meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama. Peres stressed how important and painful the matter was to the citizens of Israel and Pollard's family. He also presented Obama with a copy of a petition in favor of Pollard's release, signed by about 200,000 people.