Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

Israel spy Jonathan Pollard banned from father's funeral

    A Facebook campaign to free Israeli agent Jonathan Pollard from a US prison apparently sent the White House switchboard into meltdown on Sunday.

    Pollard was jailed for life in 1985 for spying for Israel. American-Jewish leaders began lobbying for his release under the grounds of "compassionate leave" after his father, Morris Pollard, was taken ill and his condition deteriorated whilst being treated in hospital. He died on Saturday.

    A petition drive was organised before his death by MK for the Kadima Party Nachman Shai, which gathered 75 Israeli MKs signatures in a bid to ask Obama to allow Pollard to visit his dying father.

    The petition, accompanied with a letter, said: "This could be the last opportunity for father and son to see each other."

    It was supposed to have been handed to Vice President Joe Biden, but had not yet reached him by Saturday.

    Mr Shai said that the letter would be re-worded to ask for Pollard to be given compassionate leave to attend his father's funeral.

Galleries

Scrabble FC vs Oakwood B

Monday, December 5, 2016
Scrabble FC vs Oakwood B
Sport news

Beer Sheva ready for Saints test

Danny Caro

Friday, December 2, 2016

Beer Sheva ready for Saints test
Sport news

London Lions - best team in the land

Danny Caro

Thursday, December 1, 2016

London Lions - best team in the land
Sport news

JC Team of the Week - the contenders: Nov 4

Danny Caro

Sunday, December 4, 2016

JC Team of the Week - the contenders: Nov 4
Sport news

Israeli cyclists praised by governing body

Stan Rose

Friday, December 2, 2016

Israeli cyclists praised by governing body
Sport news

Super Soccer Sunday week 13 preview

Danny Caro

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Super Soccer Sunday week 13 preview
Sport news

Danny Caro's Monthly Awards: November

Danny Caro

Friday, December 2, 2016

Danny Caro's Monthly Awards: November
Sport news

Goldstein relishing Home Nations Test

Danny Caro

Friday, December 2, 2016

Goldstein relishing Home Nations Test
Sport news

Danny Caro's Division 1 Team of the Week: Novem...

Danny Caro

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Danny Caro's Division 1 Team of the Week: Novem...