US senator Specter calls on Obama to release Pollard
By GIL STERN STERN HOFFMAN
February 22, 2011 11:15
Former Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter wrote a letter to US President Barack Obama on Monday calling for the release of Israeli agent Jonathan Pollard.
Specter joined calls by many top Israeli and American officials to commute Pollard's life sentence to the more than 25 years he has already served.
Pollard has languished in America prisons for more than 25 years for passing classified information to an ally, Israel. The median sentence for the offense he committed is two to four years.