Jonathan Pollard Demands Apology from PM Sharon

J4JP Release - December 18, 2001


: Prime Minister Ariel Sharon


: December 17, 2001

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: Jonathan Pollard 09185-016
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Dear Prime Minister Sharon,

The transcript of a tape secretly recorded November 23, 2001 at a meeting of Likud Party activists in Kyriat Gat has been brought to my attention. I wish to take issue with your crude comments about me.

To poke fun at an Israeli agent who has spent 16 years in prison for service to the State of Israel reflects a shocking callousness, and is an insult to all who faithfully serve the State. Moreover, the fact that those Likud members present responded to your unstatesmanlike behavior with laughter, rather than reproach, shows how debased the Likud party has become.

Mr. Sharon, I have no illusions about your intentions for me. Our mutual friend, the late Rechavam Ze'evi z"l, never recovered from the shock after you made it clear to him last Passover, that rather than expend any effort to seek my release, you prefer that I die in prison.

Mr. Prime Minister, I have served the State of Israel faithfully and do not deserve to be so spurned - or ridiculed - by the head of the government. Whether or not you personally desire it, you are morally and legally bound to do everything in your power to secure my release. G-d Almighty - and history - will be the judge of your failure to fulfill your obligations as leader of the State of Israel.

In the meantime, I believe a public apology is in order from the leader of the Jewish State to one of its faithful and long-suffering agents. The honor of all those who serve the State is at stake.

Yours truly,

Jonathan Pollard

P.S. If your memory needs refreshing, your exact quotes were cited in an interview with Arutz-7 Radio. The transcript is available on the Justice for Jonathan Pollard web site at: here.

cc Mr. Larry Dub Esq.