“We are grateful to Prime Minister Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, whose efforts to return Naama are not taken for granted. We will never forget it,” she wrote.
Her team is also continuing to prepare a complaint to take to the European Court of Human Rights regarding claimed numerous and gross violations of Issachar's rights during her criminal prosecution.
The answer the Prime Minister’s Office has given is that Issachar got caught up in something that was bigger than herself.
Ten Israeli tourist landed in the Moscow airport, were detained there and eventually put on a flight back to Israel. "They must have been instructed to bring us back."
Russia's sentencing of Issachar to 7.5 years for possessing 9.5 grams of pot was clearly excessive, and apparently an effort to place leverage on Israel.
Movers and shakers in Israeli society.
Labor MK Omer Bar-Lev told Radio Darom that Israel surrendered to Russia.
Russian President Vladimir Putin pardoned her hours before Netanyahu was set to fly from Washington to Moscow on Wednesday to personally bring her home. "It's a good ending," her mother said.
Issachar expected to return on PM’s plane • Release a gesture by Russian president, no deal was made, Israeli source says
The governor of Moscow signed Issachar's pardon request on Tuesday morning and the document was forwarded to Russian President Vladimir Putin.