Beit Hillel hereby appeals to rabbis in the United States, calling on them to join us in advocating for the immediate release of Jonathan Pollard.
Advocating for Pollard’s release is a humanitarian, moral, and Jewish obligation.
His unjustly long punishment is deeply troubling, given the special U.S.-Israel relationship, and is unprecedented for a case involving allies spying on the United States. This issue is grave, and it is simply immoral to allow him to remain in prison.
Moreover, Pollard is in poor health, and continued incarceration presents a mortal danger. In serving such a disproportionately long term in prison, he has paid his debt to society, above and beyond.
There is no legitimate reason to continue this imprisonment. According to many U.S. government officials, Pollard poses no national security threat. Thus, we call on the U.S. government to permit him to return home, and to allow him to live out the rest of his life with dignity.
THE TIME HAS COME TO BRING POLLARD HOME!
We invite you to read about Beit Hillel’s leadership on this issue in an article that appeared yesterday in the widely-read Israeli news website, NRG:
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