Wednesday, February 27, 2013

MK Feiglin to Other MKs: Boycott Obama's Knesset Speech if He Does Not Free Pollard

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MK Feiglin to Other MKs:  Boycott Obama's Knesset Speech If He Does Not Free Jonathan Pollard

February 27, 2013...

The President of the United State, Barack Hussein Obama, is scheduled to visit Israel and to speak in the Knesset on Erev Pesach (March 25).
You are welcome in Israel, Mr. President - with our brother, Jonathan Pollard.

With G-d's help, when Obama releases our brother, Jonathan, I will be pleased to honor him and to listen to his speech in the Knesset.

If G-d forbid, he will not release our brother, I call upon all my colleagues, the Knesset Members, to join me and to leave the Knesset plenum empty during the speech of the president of the state that has been holding our brother Jonathan captive for 28 years.

Background Information:
Question to Feiglin:   Why is securing Pollard’s release more important than anything else?

Feiglin:   Because I see neglecting Pollard as treason against our fellow brother who gave his life for us, and I believe that morality changes history. The bottom line is that when something immoral happens for such a long time in such a terrible way, it has an impact on the moral foundation of the Jewish state. It also has an impact on the moral foundation of the United States, but that’s a different story. I care about the Jewish state first of all.

• Jonathan Pollard is the only person in the history of the United States to receive a life sentence for spying for an American ally. 
• On November 21, 2012, Pollard entered the 28th year of his life sentence, with no end in sight. 
• The maximum sentence today for such an offence is 10 years. 
• The median sentence for this offence is 2 to 4 years. 

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