Pollard Press Conference
The Jewish Press, December 3, 1999
At a press conference to be held on December 5th, 11:00 a.m., at the
headquarters of Hillary Clinton's Campaign Committee at 450 7th Avenue,
between 34th and 35th Streets in Manhattan, Assemblyman Dov Hikind
(D-Brooklyn) will bring rabbis and leaders together to call on
Hillary Clinton to intercede and accomplish justice for Jonathan
"Jonathan Pollard is not a pawn in the peace process, and he's not a
pawn for the State Department. He has served the longest-running
sentence of any spy convicted of a similar crime. His crime is not
treason, which carries the life sentence that he is currently serving,"
Jonathan Pollard wrongfully passed top secret documentation to Israel,
'a long-standing U.S. ally. But the life sentence he received has been
regarded as a miscarriage of justice. Pollard has entered his 16th year
of a term that has never before or since been imposed on an individual
who spied for an ally.
Hikind continued, "There is no precedent that justifies the 'secret'
evidence upon which the judge made his ruling and issued his verdict. We
implore Hillary to impress her husband to release Jonathan Pollard to
address this inequity."
"Hillary has explained away supporting a Palestinian State. She has
explained away her reaction to Suha Arafat's vitriol. But she cannot
explain away Jonathan Pollard. Will she do the right thing and intercede
on his behalf?
"On December 5, I will assemble with the religious and lay leadership to
demand resolution of this injustice We must remedy this assault on
equity and due process here and now. Jonathan Pollard should not endure
another year in prison. Candidacy comes with responsibilities and
accountability, and candidates must deal responsibly with issues that
concern their prospective constituents. These :are the issues that are
important to us. How important are
they to Hillary'?"
Pressing for Pollard
Hikind Prods Hillary on Pollard
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