Petition to release Israeli agent Pollard passes 60,000

May 18, 2012 10:13

The 60,000th person signed a petition early Friday calling upon President Shimon Peres to do everything possible to bring about the release of Israeli agent Jonathan Pollard when he goes to Washington on June 13 to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

The petition drive began two months ago and has attracted support from across Israel and around the world.

Pollard is still serving the life sentence he was given more than 26 years ago for passing classified information to an ally. Obama has not responded to calls by many top current and former Israeli and American officials to commute Pollard’s sentence to time served.

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