Netanyahu to Clinton: Free Pollard

May 18, 1996 - The Jerusalem Post International Edition - Sara Honig

The desire to see Jonathan Pollard freed is shared by all Israelis regardless of their politics. Likud Chairman Binyamin Netanyahu wrote U.S. President Bill Clinton, urging him to pardon Pollard. Netanyahu notes that "Pollard has now served 10 years" of his life sentence for espionage, "and he has also become a citizen of the State of Israel. The Israeli press have reported that you have considered pardoning Pollard in recent years, but have reservations concerning the conduct of some of his relatives and supporters. If these reports are true, I urge you to put aside such considerations."