IMRA Commentary: Full Court Press For Pollard - Everyone In the Tent
Dr. Aaron Lerner - IMRA - December 23, 2010
The Prime Minister of the State of Israel, after over a quarter of a century, will formally and officially request that the President of the United State free Jonathan Pollard.
Numerous former U.S. government officials are also calling for President Obama to release Pollard.
American political leaders are also appealing to President Obama to free Jonathan Pollard.
There is a place for everyone in the "Free Jonathan Pollard Tent".
The logic is overwhelmingly straightforward: the fact that Jonathan Pollard has already been incarcerated for more than 25 years justifies his release regardless of what one may think about either Pollard's activities or the legal proceedings he has undergone since his arrest.
Call the White House (202) 456-1111 (If busy, call the switchboard at (202) 456-1414) or fax (202) 456-2461.)
Leave no stone unturned.
If you belong to an organization that hasn't yet joined the call then now is the time to ask that they do.
If you know someone whose voice might make a difference in convincing President Obama to sign the papers freeing Pollard now is the time to try to get them to speak out.
This is a message to literally each and every person reading this commentary.
You can make the difference.
Israel's modern history is full of stories of critical outcomes that can be traced back to the action of someone who knew someone who knew someone.
That's how, for example, Israel was able to retain the Negev after the War of Independence. An American woman who happened to know someone who happened to know someone participating in a diplomatic team put in a critical word at a critical moment.
You can indeed make the difference.
"It is not for you to finish the workbut neither are you free to desist from it." (Pirkei Avot. 2:21)
Dr. Aaron Lerner is Director of IMRA (Independent Media Review & Analysis)