Makor Rishon / Hatzofeh Front Page Appeal to President Bush

Justice4JPnews - January 16, 2008

Newspapers Makor Rishon and Hatzofeh published a striking front page appeal [15/01/09] to President Bush for the release of Jonathan Pollard, with text in Hebrew and the same text translated to English. The English message follows below. See JPEG image of the original front page appeal below.

Mr. Bush, Let Our Pollard Go!

"We are very guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the anguish of his soul when he besought us, and we would not hear." (Genesis 42:21)

As Joseph to his brothers. As Judah begged Joseph. As Moses shouted to Pharoah. As Esther to Xenes. As the Hasmoneans to Greece. As Dreyfus to the French Court. As Russian Jewry's silence to the USSR.

Your Excellency, The President of the United States of America, Mr. George Bush, on behalf of the Jewish People, on behalf of the State of Israel, on behalf of his old father and devoted wife, 24 years have passed. Israel apologized a long time ago; and Pollard regretted. Everything has been said, written, shouted and demonstrated.

Now, as a president who cared so much about Israel, a moment before you step down from presidency, we ask, we beg, we pray, we go down on our knees and cry: Let Jonathan go!