Pollard Rally on Human Rights Day: December 10, 2004

Justice4JP Release - December 7, 2004

On Friday at 11:30 AM, December 10th, the third day of Chanukah, which is also International Human Rights Day, a rally will take place on behalf of Jonathan Pollard, opposite the American Embassy in Tel-Aviv.

Jonathan Pollard is in his 20th year of a life sentence for warning the Jewish State about chemical, biological and nuclear weapons being amassed by neighboring Arab States for use against Israel. He is serving the longest, harshest sentence of anyone in the U.S. ever convicted of a similar offense - one count of passing classified information to an ally. The median sentence for this offense is 2 to 4 years, with many serving less or even no jail time.

The rally is being organized by the Committee to Bring Jonathan Pollard Home, headed by Nissan GanOr and Adi Ginzburg. GanOr is currently in the US and will be visiting with Jonathan this week.

Adi Ginzburg was widely quoted in the media this week following the release of Azzam Azzam, an Israeli Druse who spent 8 years incarcerated in Egypt. Ginzburg stated: "One has to be naive to believe that Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is able to free a captive from Egypt, a nation that is so hostile to Israel, yet claims not to be able to free Jonathan Pollard who is has been in the hands of our so-called best ally for two decades." Ginzburg also declared, "It is time to end the politics of abandonment! It is time for America to make a gesture towards Israel!"

The Committee to Bring Jonathan Pollard Home invites the public to attend this important rally. Let us all gather this Friday morning in Tel Aviv, at 11:30 AM, on International Human Rights Day. We will stand opposite the American Embassy in Tel Aviv and cry out, "Free Jonathan Pollard, Now!" The Embassy is located at 71 HaYarkon Street.

More information is available at www.FreePollard.org or by emailing pollard@jewsite.org

The Hebrew announcement follows below: