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Feb 21, 2013

Feiglin's protest if Obama doesn't bring Pollard home

MK Moshe Feiglin has come up with an interesting idea regarding Jonathan Pollard.

A petition had been passed around for signing that called upon US President Barak Obama to pardon Jonathan Pollard and bring him home on the upcoming trip to Israel. As of right now the petition has accumulated just over 50,000 signatures.

Nobody knows what will happen, but people are concerned that this request will be ignored, the same way previous requests were ignored. Some people are therefore trying to find ways in advance to increase the pressure on Obama in a way that might urge him to come through this time.

MK Moshe Feiglin today said that he has realized today that we have reached the red line that beyond it we will lose Jonathan Pollard . He then says that when Obama will release Jonathan Pollard, he will be happy to greet the president and listen to his speech in the Knesset. In the meantime, if chalila Obama will not release Pollard, he calls upon the Members of Knesset in joining him in a ban against Obama's Knesset speech - to leave the chamber and abandon Obama to an empty Knesset.

Even if a few MKs join Feiglin's protest, there is no way the entire Knesset will. There is no way Obama will be speaking to an empty Knesset chamber. It just won't happen. I like Feiglin's creative protest, but I don't expect too much will come of it.

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  1. I wonder if Pollard supporters realize just how much damage to his cause they do when they say things like Israel is or should be "home" for him. That exacerbates the problem many, many times.

  2. Hell will freeze over and the Moshiach will come before the American government releases that money-motivated, US Navy secrets selling, traitor to his country, Jonathan Jay Pollard.

    Pollard knew exactly what he was doing, Pollard knew exactly what the penalties were before he even made his initial contact with the Israelis. The Israeli government's reaction to Pollard's apprehension by the NIS and the FBI was callous. They just let him be hung out to dry.

    Let Pollard rot in jail until he dies. He can take comfort, however, that American juridical attitudes towards traitors and secrets sellers has changed since the time of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg.


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