Eichler Calls for Pollard's Release in Upcoming Deal With PA

February 4, 2005 / 25 Shevat 5765

(IsraelNN.com) - MK (Agudat Yisrael) Rabbi Yisrael Eichler, in a letter to the prime minister, calls for the inclusion of Jonathan Pollard in the upcoming prisoner release deal between Israel and the PA.

Eichler points out that it is no secret that America is playing a pivotal role in the deal, pressuring Israel towards the release of hundreds of prisoners to advance a diplomatic process with newly-elected PA leader Abu Mazen. As such, Eichler calls on the prime minister to address the Pollard issue next week with US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice when she arrives for her first official visit since assuming her new senior post.

Eichler also points out that Rice and the White House should be reminded that 112 MKs have signed the petition calling for Pollard's release and his continued incarceration in the United States is deemed unacceptable.