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Bipartisan House Effort Seeking Pollard Clemency

23 Sivan 5772 – June 13, 2012
A bipartisan letter is circulating in the U.S. House of Representatives soliciting signatures on a letter to President Obama asking him to commute Pollard's sentence to time served. The "Dear Colleague" letter is signed by veteran House members Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Christopher Smith (R-N.J.).

Bad Blood between Washington and Jerusalem Weighing on Pollard’s Chances

22 Sivan 5772 – June 12, 2012
As President Peres is preparing to appeal to President Obama to grant clemency to convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard, a former Israeli ambassador to the U.S. is saying Pollard is the means by which official Washington is punishing Israel for past and present sins.

Presidents Conference Leaders, URJ Join Pollard Plea

20 Nisan 5772 – April 12, 2012
Top U.S. Jewish organizations joined the call on President Obama to release Jonathan Pollard because of his reported illness. "A few months ago we visited...

Jewish Press Radio: Journey Into Passover

Special Pesach edition kicks off with Yishai and Malkah sharing the story of their own inspiring journey into Pesach 5772. Then Yishai is joined by Shmuel Sackett, the International Director of Manhigut Yehudit, who tells the moving story of his personal discussions with Jonathan Pollard during visits to see him in prison. The third segment of this week’s show features the true meaning of Pesach, presented by David Sacks, a television writer and producer for The Simpsons, 3rd Rock From the Sun, and more. Finally, Yehuda HaKohen talks about how love breeds courage and destroys fear, and gives an example with a masterful presentation of the history of the Lehi movement.

Opinion: Jonathan Pollard is Dead

18 Nisan 5772 – April 10, 2012
I do not want the stain of Pollard's ugly death in prison to be on my conscience. I do not want his death to be on my nation's conscience. I do not want it on the conscience of PM Netanyahu or President Peres. I do not want it on the conscience of Israel's gentile friends, or even the US administration. I do not want the ugly stain to be a permanent scar on the historical record and the collective memory of this generation. But it's all about to happen. Unless something changes, Jonathan Pollard will die in Butler prison in the next few weeks, days, or hours.

Obama to Pollard, Peres, Knesset: Drop Dead

The White House on Monday rejected an emotional appeal by Israel's President Shimon Peres to commute convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard's life sentence. Peres based his appeal on Pollard's fast deteriorating health, after Peres' recent conversation with Pollard's wife Esther. Peres' appeal came after he had received a petition signed by 80 MKs, urging Obama to release Pollard.

Esther Pollard Pleads Imprisoned Husband’s Case, Deteriorating Health, with Peres

17 Nisan 5772 – April 8, 2012
Israeli President Shimon Peres met with the wife of Jonathan Pollard, who asked Peres to request her husband's release "before it is too late."...

It’s My Opinion: The Empty Chair

29 Adar 5772 – March 22, 2012
The Passover Seder is the most celebrated religious event among Jews in America. Attendance exceeds even Yom Kippur services. There is something very fundamental...

Jonathan Pollard And The McFarlane Factor

14 Adar 5772 – March 7, 2012
Several weeks ago it was reported that Robert “Bud” McFarlane, President Ronald Reagan's national security adviser at the time of the Pollard arrest and obviously someone privy to all the information known to the government – wrote a letter to President Obama asking that Mr. Pollard’s sentence be commuted to time served.

Peres, Bibi, Ask Obama for Pollard’s Release

12 Adar 5772 – March 6, 2012
JTA reports that both Israeli President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this week asked President Obama to release convicted spy-for-Israel Jonathan Pollard. Peres...

American Jewish Leaders Visit Pollard in Prison

5 Shevat 5772 – January 29, 2012
Pollard has served 27 years in federal prison, seven in solitary confinement.

Jewish Leaders Meet Biden In Thanksgiving Week Appeal For Pollard

27 Heshvan 5772 – November 23, 2011
WASHINGTON – Four drug dealers, a trafficker in stolen goods, a gambler and a turkey made President Obama’s Thanksgiving freedom list, but Israel’s best-known spy did not.

No Thanksgiving Pardon for Jonathan Pollard

US President Barack Obama has issued the traditional presidential pardons this Thanksgiving, but did not add Jonathan Pollard to his list.

Michael Oren’s Personal Convenience

13 Tishri 5771 – September 21, 2010
According to Israel Army Radio, Prime Minister Netanyahu has offered to extend the moratorium on Jewish property rights in Judea and Samaria for an additional three months in exchange for Jonathan Pollard's freedom. That is, if Obama pardons Pollard, who has served 25 years of a life sentence for transferring classified documents to Israel, then Israel will agree to extend the ten-month moratorium on Jewish construction in Judea and Samaria, due to expire next week, for another three months.

Michael Oren’s Personal Convenience

According to Israel Army Radio, Prime Minister Netanyahu has offered to extend the moratorium on Jewish property rights in Judea and Samaria for an additional three months in exchange for Jonathan Pollard's freedom. That is, if Obama pardons Pollard, who has served 25 years of a life sentence for transferring classified documents to Israel, then Israel will agree to extend the ten-month moratorium on Jewish construction in Judea and Samaria, due to expire next week, for another three months.

Needed: A Jewish Tea Party

24 Av 5770 – August 4, 2010
Among the bitterest aspects of the ancient tragedies commemorated during our recent national period of mourning was the crushing disappointment felt by the Jewish people when we were betrayed by our erstwhile allies: "I called for my friends [those who had professed love for me] but they deceived me" (Eicha 1:19).

Pollard’s Shadow

8 Kislev 5770 – November 25, 2009
This month marks a distressing milestone - the 24th anniversary of Jonathan Pollard's imprisonment for transferring classified information to Israel.

Call Now!

13 Kislev 5769 – December 10, 2008
Jews in South Florida and throughout the United States are taking action. Now, dear readers, if you have not done so yet, please join them.

A Hug For A Betrayed Brother (Conclusion)

25 Nisan 5768 – April 30, 2008
Esther Pollard doesn't live in a luxury apartment. For years, Esther rented a tiny room in a cheap motel close to the prison to be near her husband.

A Hug For A Betrayed Brother (Part I)

19 Nisan 5768 – April 23, 2008
My U.S. lecture tour was very successful. But a great surprise awaited me back in Israel.

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