Knesset Delegation to Lobby for Pollard's Release

Arutz7 News - March 14, 2002

An official Knesset delegation will visit the American Congress for the express purpose of achieving the release of Jonathan Pollard. The delegation, headed by MK Michael Kleiner (Herut), will also include MKs Mickey Eitan (Likud) and Ophir Paz (Labor). Kleiner, who returned last week from a visit with Pollard in his North Carolina prison cell, said that the recent petition signed by the 110 Knesset Members of the Jewish parties has had an effect in Congress.

Jonathan Pollard is now into his 17th year of a prison sentence for the crime of spying for Israel; others convicted of similar crimes have been sentenced to no more than 2-4 years.

The petition was organized by private citizens, and calls for President Bush to pardon Pollard. The three MKs will personally present the petition to the individual Members of Congress.

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