Before any deal with US, pull Pollard out of harm's way!

Statement of Justice for Jonathan Pollard and The Committee to Bring Jonathan Pollard Home

J4JPnews - November 14, 2010

Justice4JP and the Committee to Bring Jonathan Pollard Home unequivocally call for the release of Jonathan Pollard as a matter of simple justice, not as part of any deal that would weaken Israel or endanger other Jews in any way.

Nevertheless, it is shocking that Israel would even consider making a major gesture to the Americans at this time (such as re-implementing a building freeze) without first pulling Pollard out of harm's way.

Israel's continuing failure to demonstrate the most minimal responsibility for the fate of her agent is shocking particularly in light of all of the latest revelations of government malfeasance by both the US and Israel towards Pollard for the last 25 years.

If there is any American "incentive" to release Pollard as a gesture to Israel -- and a matter of simple justice -- it is particularly at a time when the US is negotiating with Israel for what it wants. Now is the time to secure Pollard's release, before any gestures are considered by Israel.

Our position remains: now more than ever, Pollard must be freed as a matter of simple justice -- and he must be freed now.