OU Distressed by Denial, Renews Call for Pollard's Release


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April 6, 1994

The Honorable Bill Clinton
President of the United States of America
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W.
Washington, D.C. 30500

Dear President Clinton:

We of the Orthodox Union are dismayed and distressed by your recent decision to deny commutation of Jonathan Pollard's inordinately harsh prison sentence. You have heard from our constituency through petitions, letters and calls. We have expressed our anguish and our concern. Unfortunately, our voices were not heard.

We are counting on you, Mr. President, not to let down millions of Americans who expected compassion for Mr. Pollard after your personal, comprehensive and balanced review. Jonathan Pollard remains incarcerated; once again caught in the web that seemingly does not allow for humanitarian considerations to be served.

We request that you reconsider his plight with an eye towards parole. Jonathan Pollard's release will reflect well on your leadership of a nation that stands for a system of equal justice and fairness to all.


Sheldon Rudoff