Jonathan Pollard 311.
(photo credit: Courtesy)
A petition signed by 75 MKs from 12 Knesset factions will be sent next week to
US Vice President Joe Biden asking him to take action to enable Israeli agent
Jonathan Pollard to leave prison for a day to visit his father Morris on his
Morris Pollard was hospitalized at Memorial Hospital and Health
System in South Bend last weekend after suffering from the impact of a severe
bladder infection. Since then, his condition has deteriorated, and he is said to
be comatose and no longer being treated.
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“I request your assistant in a
humanitarian effort to secure Pollard’s temporary release in order to allow him
to be with his elderly father,” the MKs said in the letter. “This could well be
the last opportunity for father and son to see each other.”
Nachman Shai said all the MKs signed without hesitation – and more would have
signed were it not for the tradition that ministers don’t sign
He said Biden was chosen as the destination for the letter
because he serves as president of the Senate.
have been lobbying for Pollard to be granted what is called “compassionate
leave” for 24-hours.
Pollard reportedly spoke to his father on the phone
before he became comatose.