Students Protest Pollard's Imprisonment By Locking Up Schools

Israel Insider - September 1, 2005

On Thursday, the first day back to school, students chained themselves to the school buildings in Tel Aviv, Ramat Gan, Bnei Brak, and Givat Shmuel in the center of Israel to demand the release of Jonathan Pollard, a former Navy intelligence officer, who has been imprisoned for more than twenty years in the US on charges of passing classified information to Israel.

The activists, mostly high school students, were asking for the Ministry of Education to dedicate an hour in the school day to talk about Pollard, but the Ministry refused. In response, a spokesman said, "Violence is not the way to convey a message."

Apparently not. The protest was a top story on leading news sites