Peretz to PM: 'Bring Pollard to Israel'
Education Minister urges PM to raise Jonathan Pollard's parole conditions
with Trump, push for former spy to be allowed to move to Israel.
Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/09/19 16:30
Education Minister Rafi Peretz (Yamina) urged Prime Minister Binyamin
Netanyahu to raise the issue of Jonathan Pollard’s parole conditions with
President Donald Trump, in the hopes of bringing the convicted spy to
Peretz wrote Sunday afternoon that during his meeting with Netanyahu, he
called on the prime minister to discuss the possibility of Pollard being
permitted to leave the US with Trump.
“I just left my meeting with the prime minister,” Peretz wrote in a social
media post Sunday. “Aside from the major issues on the agenda, I also asked
that he request that US President Donald Trump permit Jonathan Pollard to
immigrate to Israel before the Rosh Hashannah holiday.”
“This is such a basic request and we’d expect a friend of Israel like Trump
to respond to it. For the sake of the State of Israel and the Jewish people,
the last week of the [Hebrew] year is the best time.”
Pollard, a former Navy intelligence analyst, was arrested in 1985, after the
FBI found evidence suggesting Pollard was passing on sensitive material to
an Israeli agent.
In a plea bargain agreement, Pollard was convicted in 1987, and given a life
The former spy was paroled in 2015, but barred from leaving New York for