MK Danny Danon: "It is Time to Free Pollard"

Gil Ronen - Arutz7/INN - January 3, 2011

MK Danny Danon, a member of the Knesset lobby for Jonathan Pollard, has asked Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to hurry up and send US President Barack Obama a request to pardon Jonathan Pollard.

Netanyahu said Monday that the letter requesting the pardon is in its final "formulation stage" and will soon be sent to the White House.

"I asked the Prime Minister again today in an urgent request to send a letter to President Obama, so that he will pardon Jonathan," Danon said. "Pollard's condition is serious and for that reason we must not waste time."

"I believe that the letter to the US President will go out this week," he added, "and we will put pressure on Congress and the Senate [in order to cause] President Obama to show mercy, and to show the Israeli public he is not biased against it."

"The first step must come from the Prime Minister," wrote Danon.

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