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Monday, 20 June 2011

join the phone campaign demanding to free Jonathan Pollard to attend his father's funeral.

Women For Israel's Tomorrow (Women in Green) call upon all to join the
phone campaign demanding to free Jonathan Pollard to attend his
father's funeral.

Details and phone number: see Arutz 7 English article below.


Dearest Jonathan and Esther,

We mourn with you the passing of Jonathan's father, Morris Pollard, z"l.

We are shocked and horrified by the cruelty of those who pretend to be
safeguarding human rights in the world but, up until this moment of
writing this mail, are not allowing Jonathan to participate in his
father's funeral.

May you be comforted among the builders of Zion and Erets Israel

The People of Israel wrap their arms around you with love and
admiration for your unending dedication and the heavy price you are
paying for G-d's People.

Please G-d, may the prayers of Morris, z"l, who now sits next to
Hashem, be accepted and we will see you both together in the Land of

With much love and appreciation,

Nadia Matar and Yehudit Katsover, in the name of the entire Women in
Green family


Massive Phone-In to White House to Free Pollard for Funeral
by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
June 19, 2011

( Two campaigns were launched Sunday to free
prisoner Jonathan Pollard to attend his father’s funeral Monday
morning ­a massive phone-in to the White House and political pressure
from Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

The Obama administration last week remained silent to requests to free
Pollard long enough to visit his 95-year-old father before he died
Saturday. Officials will have to act almost immediately if they want
to allow him to help bury his father. He would have to leave his cell
several hours before the funeral in South Bend, Indiana, and security
arrangements would have to be implemented.

The main desk phone number at the White House is 202-456-1414.
Activists said that there is no time for e-mails and told supporters,
“The number to the main desk does not take messages; however, if
numerous people are calling non-stop, the message will reverberate
throughout the White House and it will have an effect."

In addition, a rally is scheduled at 7 p.m. (noon EDT) opposite the
American Embassy in Tel Aviv under the banner, “Obama: Show a bit of
humanity. Let Pollard accompany his father to his final resting

On the political front, Prime Minister Netanyahu said he will submit a
formal diplomatic request on behalf of Pollard, who is serving a life
term in prison for passing on classified information to America's
ally, Israel -- an offense that usually carries a 2-4 year prison
Likud Minister Limor Livnat said that Prime Minister Netanyahu has
“worked hard the past week” to try to convince the Obama
administration to allow Pollard out of prison to visit his father, who
was an award-winning professor at Notre Dame University in Indiana.

“I really hope the U.S. administration shows minimal humanity and lets
him out of prison after 26 years to be at the funeral,” she added.
Jewish Home Minister Daniel Hershkowitz, a member of the coalition
government, stated, "The man has been rotting in an American prison.
His mother passed away, and he was not allowed to see his father
before his death, too. I want to remind everyone that he was not
acting against the United States but rather to obtain information on
[Arab] terrorists.”

Kadima MK Ronit Tirosh said that if the United States does not allow
Jonathan Pollard to help bury his father, she will boycott the annual
American Independence Day party at the ambassador’s house.

Nachman Shai, also a Kadima MK, called on American Jews to speak up
for Pollard. "Five million Jews live in the United States, and they
are silent,” he said. “A clear statement needs to come from them.”

Women For Israel's Tomorrow  (Women in Green)
POB 7352, Jerusalem 91072, Israel
Tel: 972-2-624-9887 Fax: 972-2-624-5380

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