Jonathan Pollard's wife asks to meet Peres

Esther Pollard writes Peres request to deliver president a "private message from [Jonathan] before you leave to meet with Obama."

By GIL STERN STERN HOFFMAN
April 2, 2011 00:20
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Jonathan Pollard 311 (R). (photo credit: Courtesy of Justice for Jonathan Pollard)

 
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Israeli agent Jonathan Pollard's wife Esther wrote President Shimon Peres on Friday requesting an urgent meeting with him ahead of his departure to Washington on Sunday to see US President Barack Obama.

Esther Pollard said she needed no more than five minutes with Peres, who was prime minister at the time of her husband's arrest more than 25 years ago, but that she desperately needed to deliver him an urgent message.

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"Jonathan has asked me to personally deliver a private message from him
before you leave to meet with the president of the United States," Esther wrote Peres.
As well, in the context of this meeting I would like to update you on Jonathan’s medical condition."

Esther Pollard is expected to urge Peres to ask Obama to commute her husband's life sentence ahead of the Passover holiday that celebrates freedom.

Peres has made no public comments about Pollard recently despite a wave of endorsements for his release from top Israeli and American public officials, including Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and former American presidential candidate John McCain.

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