Biden confirms he met with US Jewish leaders

By REBECCA ANNA STOIL, GILL HOFFMAN
November 22, 2011 10:18

Officials in US Vice President Joe Biden's office confirmed late Monday that, in accordance with his promise, Biden had met with American Jewish leaders. He was expected to discuss a request that US President Barack Obama commute the life sentence of Israeli agent Jonathan Pollard on the 26th anniversary of his arrest, but this could not be confirmed by his office.

In advertisements published in the US, Israel, and France, the international campaign for Pollard's release called upon people to “join dozens of senior American officials in urging Obama to commute Pollard's sentence.” The Israeli ads included a local number that reaches the White House.


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