Pollard Rebuffs Unauthorized Documentary

Justice4JP Release - February 19, 2004


3 West 16th Street
New York, New York 10011

February 17, 2004

Mr. Simcha Jacobovici
Associated Producers
110 Spadina Ave., Suite 1001
Toronto, Canada, M5V 2K4

Via Facsimile and Mail

Dear Mr. Jacobovici:

Re: Documentary on Pollard Case for The History Channel

Mr. Pollard has consulted with his team and we are unanimous in rejecting your request to interview him. We are all deeply troubled by the lack of professionalism and insensitivity to Jonathan's situation reflected in your failure to secure his agreement prior to contracting to make a documentary about his case.

Your deliberate avoidance of, and failure to consult with, his team from the outset has destroyed any hope we might have had that the film is going to expose this flagrant miscarriage of justice. It appears, after all, that this film will merely provide another vehicle for the dissemination of governmental lies and personal calumnies.

Jonathan's attorneys are being consulted in this matter.

Sincerely yours,

Rabbi Pesach Lerner
Executive Vice President,
National Council of Young Israel

cc: Officers of Alliance Atlantis Communications:
     Michael MacMillan, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Board of Directors
     Phyllis N. Yaffe, CEO, Broadcast Group
     Mark Rubinstein, President & Chief Operating Officer, Broadcast Group
     Edward A. Riley President, Distribution, Entertainment Group

cc: Board of Directors of Alliance Atlantis Communications:
     Ellis Jacob
     Allen Karp
     David J. Kassie
     Barry J. Reiter

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