B'nai B'rith International Renews Call for Pollard's Release
TOMMY P. BAER, INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT
October 6, 1994
President William J. Clinton
The White House
Washington, D.C. 20500
Dear Mr. President:
Our international convention in Chicago in August - which we were privileged to have you address by satellite - adopted a resolution reaffirming the position of the previous convention two years ago, as well as subsequent meetings of our highest policy-making board, regarding a commutation of Jonathan Pollard's sentence on humanitarian grounds.
As the newly-elected international president of B'nai B'rith, I am taking the liberty to raise this issue once again with you. While the overwhelming majority of Jews in this country unconditionally deplore and condemn what Pollard did, an increasing number feel that he has suffered enough, especially in view of the fact that his intention was never to harm the United States but to help Israel - wrong and misguided as it was.
I am therefore respectfully asking you to reconsider your earlier decision and commute Pollard's sentence to time served.
With every kind wish.
Tommy P. Baer
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