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        1/2/2014, Shevat 1, 5774

      200 Demonstrate for Pollard

      A crowd estimated at more than 200 demonstrated on behalf of the release of Jonathan Pollard, Thursday evening, outside the Jerusalem hotel where Secretary of State John Kerry of the United States is staying during his latest visit to expedite talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. Pollard is in the 29th year of a life sentence on a conviction for passing classified information from the United States to Israel.

      The demonstration is an initiative of the Hagilda student union at Bar-Ilan University in Ramat Gan, near Tel Aviv. Among those taking part are Knesset members Hilik Bar (Labor) and Rabbi Dov Lipman (Yesh Atid).

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