Pollard’s disproportionate punishment is a powerful expression of official, state-sanctioned antisemitism in America.
Peres was prime minister at the time of Pollard’s 1985 arrest.
The filing, first reported Tuesday by the Daily Beast, was in response to a petition by Pollard’s lawyers to a Manhattan federal court to ease some of Pollard’s parole restrictions.
It is difficult to escape the impression that Pollard is over-punished only because of his Jewishness. It is time to end this travesty of justice.