Your email is not valid
Recipient's email is not valid
Submit Close

Your email has been sent.

Click here to send another

thescroll_header

Pollard’s Release Formally Requested

First time it’s been asked for

Print Email
Prime Minister Netanyahu.(Ronen Zvulun/AFP/Getty Images)

As promised, Prime Minister Netanyahu has sent a letter to President Obama formally requesting the release of Jonathan Pollard, the American (and honorary Israeli citizen) convicted of spying for Israel and sentenced to life imprisonment. This marks the first time Israel has ever officially asked for this. The U.S. isn’t commenting.

In November in Tablet Magazine, Gil Troy argued for releasing Pollard on the grounds that the time he has already served more than fits his crime. A few dozen Democratic congressmen, former U.S. diplomats, and others have agitated for Pollard’s release in the past several months.

Netanyahu Makes Official Request for U.S. to Free Convicted Spy Jonathan Pollard [Haaretz]
Related: National Insecurity [Tablet Magazine]
Earlier: Bibi to Formally Ask for Pollard’s Freedom

Print Email
2000

Your comment may be no longer than 2,000 characters, approximately 400 words. HTML tags are not permitted, nor are more than two URLs per comment. We reserve the right to delete inappropriate comments.

Thank You!

Thank you for subscribing to the Tablet Magazine Daily Digest.
Please tell us about you.

Pollard’s Release Formally Requested

First time it’s been asked for

More on Tablet:

Celebrity Rabbi, Heal Thyself

By Batya Ungar-Sargon — Shmuley Boteach—rabbi, sexpert, Michael Jackson pal—has led many lives. But none of them can obliterate his past.