Sheikh Professor Abdul Hadi Palazzi to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon:
Tell Bush to Free Pollard
(Text of letter faxed by Sheikh Palazzi on Thursday, February 17, 2005, to Prime Minister Sharon)
Mr. Ariel Sharon
State of Israel
Rome, February 14, 2005
During these days the Government of the United States of America is asking the Israeli Government to release thousands of murderous prisoners justly imprisoned for destroying the lives of thousands of innocent persons and their families, and to do this for the sake of (false) "peace" and "reconciliation".
I agree with Rabbi Ovadia Yosef that now is the right time for the Israeli Government to ask the U.S. Government for a concomitant and justified gesture of real friendship, peace and reconciliation with Israel, related to a single case of prolonged unjust detention.
As a friend of the Jewish People and the State of Israel, I call upon you, as Prime Minister of the State of Israel, to ask President Bush to free Jonathan Pollard and allow his aliyah to Israel.
Shalom from Rome,
Sheikh Professor Abdul Hadi Palazzi
Cultural Institute of the Italian Islamic Community
Muslim Co-Founder and Co-Chairman,
Islam-Israel Fellowship, Root & Branch Association, Ltd.