Esther Pollard's Remarks to Pres. Peres at Emergency Meeting

J4JPnews - April 8, 2012

Honored President Peres,

I am the wife of Jonathan Pollard. I am appealing to you because I do not want to be the widow of Jonathan Pollard, G-d forbid.

I live in daily terror that the phone will ring to inform me of yet another medical crisis for Jonathan. He is only human. His strength has run out. With every medical crisis he survives, it is just a matter of time before the next one occurs.

Jonathan is still in the hospital, struggling to overcome the current medical crisis. The issue right now is to stabilize his condition. It is critical that when that occurs, he should not be sent back to prison.

Sending him back to prison is a death sentence for Jonathan. According to senior American officials it is also a great injustice. Those, who have full knowledge of the classified file of this case - including such notables as Henry Kissinger, George Schultz, and James Woolsey the former head of the CIA, Jonathan's sentence is unjust and he should be released at once. They have written to President Obama to advise him that keeping Jonathan in jail any longer is a travesty of justice..

I am turning to you, honored President, to implore you to do everything in your power today, without delay to ensure that Jonathan is not returned to prison.

I beseech you to make an immediate official request on humanitarian grounds to President Obama that Jonathan NOT be sent back to prison.

The Chief Rabbi of Israel, HaRav Yonah Metzger called me last night to give me strength (I did not know at the time that I would be meeting with your honor today). The chief rabbi told me that today is a special day - it is a shaat ratzon (a time of grace) for freedom. This is the holiday of freedom. The Americans understand the importance of freedom. They understand the symbol.

I therefore appeal to you, honored President, to do what is right and good in the eyes of man and G-d. I am imploring you in the strongest possible terms, to please make an official appeal to president Obama to ensure that Jonathan is not sent back to prison.

It is time for the nightmare to end. 27 years in prison is a long time. It is a long time to be with out proper food, proper rest and proper medical care. It is an eternity to live without family or friends, in a harsh environment.

Please, Honored President, do not delay. Your official appeal to President Obama today, without delay, may mean the difference between life and death for my husband, an Israeli citizen, who served this country faithfully. I beseech you, do and succeed!

With great respect,

Esther Pollard
Mrs. Jonathan Pollard

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