Skip to comments.Pollard's Family Pleads to Allow Him to Attend Father's Funeral
Posted on 06/18/2011 10:29:06 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
Morris Pollard, the father of Jonathan Pollard, has died at age 95. HIs family has sent an urgent plea to President Obama, asking him to show mercy and allow Jonathan Pollard compassionate leave to attend his father's funeral. Jonathan Pollard was convicted for passing classified information to a foreign country and has been incarcerated for 26 years Pollard's father had been hospitalized for the last several months. During this period, activists on Pollard's behalf and various well-known Israelis, attempted to no avail to obtain permission for Jonathan to visit his father on a 24 hour leave.
The refusal prompted MK Aryeh Eldad to send a message of condolence to Jonathan, saying: "The people of Israel will not forget President Obama's cruelty in ignoring all the requests to free you. A president who lacks the basic human feeling that would allow a son's visit to his dying father should not wonder that the Jewish people will make every effort to prevent his re-election."
A petition signed by a 75 israeli MK's, asking Obama to allow Pollard to visit his dying father was to have been handed to Vice President Joe Biden shortly. It came too late.
MK Nachman Shai (Kadima), initiator of the petition, said that its signers represented a broad spectrum of parties and opinions, who united for this humanitarian purpose. "I hope that we will succeed in opening President Obama's heart," he had said.
Recent efforts on the part of various persons to convince President Shimon Peres, considered by Deptury Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon the natural choice to turn to Obama on this issue, had been unsuccessful.
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Execute him and investigate his family.
The last post about Pollard brought out a lot of closet haters who really showed their true colors.
Yeah, Americans hate traitors.
Oh look, it’s the guy who couldn’t recognize the Foreskin Man comic was anti-semitic, despite illustrations of burning Menorahs...
...Now he’s calling for Pollard’s death? Classic.
Geez, I dunno. I thought prison meant that you lose the freedom to do things like go to your father’s funeral. As far as I am concerned, Pollard can go to hell. Israel or no Israel.
A personal attack and defending a traitor, all traitors should be executed.
Can you name anyone else in the history of the US who served a life sentence for handing over information to an alley?
People have done less time when caught spying for Cuba, and the USSR.
Death to traitors. Cyber death to trolls.
My son is careful not to hand over military secrets to his own Dad, who has an even higher clearance than he does. He sure as heck wouldn’t hand it over to a foreign power, even an ally.
Death to traitors.
Pollard was never indicted for treason.
He was never accused of formal damage to the US.
He acknowledged guilt, and was indicted for 1 count of passing classified info to an alley - which they were entitled to, according to a Memorandum of Understanding.
Jonathan Pollard saved the West from Iranian nuclear attacks. The U.S. saw what was going on with Iran and was asleep at the wheel. Here we are decades later and the U.S. again is asleep at the wheel with Iran’s just about completed and ready nuclear bombs. History will praise Jonathan Pollard for choosing to protect humankind at the risk of his own incarceration.
Are you calling for the deaths of Caspar Weinberger and former Deputy Director of the CIA Admiral Bobby Ray Inman for holding back intelligence on chemical, biological, and nuclear capabilities, plus long range missile development to protect the Arab/Muslims nations like Syria, Libya, and Iran?
As badly as Obama has treated Israel, I think any American president over the past 26 years would have done the same thing. The guy was a spy. Missing family funerals goes along with a prison term. Prisons no longer give much leeway to the incarcerated to leave, even for family funerals.
He was convicted of spying. Life in prison is too good for him.
Clinton had promised his release. A fair amount of elected officials have stated they believe Pollard has now served the proper term had he been sentenced properly.
No, he pleaded guilty to mishandling government documents in exchange for a 5 year sentence.
Except it was Iraq, not Iran.
Anyway, let the little weasel Pollard pay for 15 minutes on Skype if he’s so interested in watching his father’s funeral. His father must have been so proud of him....
What is believed to be wrong with his sentencing?
Had he been sentenced properly he’d be dead now. He sold military secrets to foreign powers. He didn’t give them to people who were better Americans out of some misguided sense of altruism and a desire to save the world from evil American troops. He’s a greedy traitor who got off easy and is now whining about his rough life.