Pollard medical condition stable;
Wife calls on Peres to save him

Justice4JP Release - December 9, 2012

Jonathan Pollard spent last week undergoing a battery of tests and medical consultations, including an MRI brain scan. Test results are not yet known.

After a week in hospital, Pollard's condition was stable enough for him to be returned to FCI Butner to be monitored by the prison clinic pending test results.

Pollard's wife, Esther, expressed "bitter disappointment" at the "lack of any meaningful initiative on the part of Israel to secure Jonathan's release, especially at this time"

Mrs. Pollard issued a heartrending appeal to President Shimon Peres:

"From the bottom of my heart, I implore you, President Peres, both as the recipient of the American medal of freedom and as the former prime minister who bears a personal responsibility for Jonathan's dire plight, to save his life!"

"Because of your close relationship with President Obama and in light of the massive American support for Jonathan's release from a "grossly disproportionate sentence" there are no more excuses! Time is running out! Mr. Peres, please, act without delay!"

Rabbi Pesach Lerner, Executive VP emeritus of the National Council of Young Israel, who leads the American campaign for Pollard adds: "Chanukah is a perfect opportunity for President Peres to ask for this humane gesture from President Obama. It is a matter of justice. It is a humanitarian issue. Most important of all, it is a matter of saving a life. What is Peres waiting for?"