Letter: Toronto Zionist Council to President Clinton

Toronto Zionist Council
788 Marlee Avenue
Toronto, ON M6B 3K1
Tel: 416 781 3571 - Fax: 416 781 3166

March 25, 1994

By Fax: 202-456-2461

President Bill Clinton
The White House
Washington, D.C.

Mr. President,

As a representative Jewish group who cheered from the sidelines your election to the Presidency of the United States, we are dismayed and disillusioned by your action in permitting the perversion of justice involving Jonathan Pollard to continue.

We share the deep disappointment of the millions of individuals who appealed to you to right a terrible wrong that was perpetrated by a judicial system that fouled up.

The announcement of your decision coming on the eve of Passover casts a pall over the celebration of the deliverance of our ancestors from bondage to freedom, as we are painfully reminded that a fellow Jew is today still denied his entitlement to freedom - not at the hands of terrorists or dictatorships, but in the very bastion of freedom, the United States of America!

Helen Smolack
Toronto Zionist Council