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        11/20/2013, Kislev 17, 5774

      Diverse MKs Petition for Release of Jonathan Pollard

      Member of Knesset Yechiel "Hilik" Bar (Labor) filed a motion together with MK Ayelet Shaked (Bayit Yehudi) and MK David Azoulay (Shas) for the immediate release of Jonathan Pollard. "The struggle to free Pollard is a struggle that crosses party lines," MK Bar stated. "Pollard paid a price higher than normal." He requested that American officials release Pollard and sent him to Israel. 

      This week Jonathan Pollard will enter his 29th year in prison. He was convicted of passing classified information to a foreign country and sentenced to life in prison.