Jonathan Pollard 311 (R).
(photo credit: Courtesy of Justice for Jonathan Pollard)
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.
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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.
"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
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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