American Jewish leaders and Israeli
politicians intend to renew their efforts to persuade US President Barack Obama
to commute the sentence of Israeli agent Jonathan Pollard.
Obama’s spring visit, the Pollard issue is expected to unite those in attendance
at next week’s meeting of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish
Organizations in Jerusalem. Pro-Pollard activists are lobbying President Shimon
Peres to use his good relationship with Obama to bring about Pollard’s release.