by Dr. Aaron Lerner
The Prime Minister of the State of Israel, after over a quarter of a
century, will formally and officially request that the President of the
United State free Jonathan Pollard.
Numerous former U.S. government officials are also calling for President
Obama to release Pollard.
American political leaders are also appealing to President Obama to free
There is a place for everyone in the “Free Jonathan Pollard Tent”.
The logic is overwhelmingly straightforward: the fact that Jonathan Pollard
has already been incarcerated for more than 25 years justifies his release
regardless of what one may think about either Pollard’s activities or the
legal proceedings he has undergone since his arrest.
Call the White House (202) 456-1111 (If busy call the switchboard at (202)
456-1414) fax (202) 456-2461.
Leave no stone unturned.
If you belong to an organization that hasn’t yet joined the call then now is
the time to ask that they do.
If you know someone whose voice might make a difference in convincing
President Obama to sign the papers freeing Pollard now is the time to try to
get them to speak out.
This is a message to literally each and every person reading this
You can make the difference.
Israel’s modern history is full of stories of critical outcomes that can be
traced back to the action of someone who knew someone who knew someone.
That’s how, for example, Israel was able to retain the Negev after the War
of Independence. An American woman who happened to know someone who
happened to know someone participating in a diplomatic team put in a
critical word at a critical moment.
You can indeed make the difference.
“It is not for you to finish the work…but neither are you free to desist
from it” (Pirkei Avot. 2:21)
Dr. Aaron Lerner
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