Hillary Clinton pressed to support a pardon for Pollard
Ha'aretz - August 15, 1999
by Nitzan Horowitz, Ha'aretz Correspondent
New York Senator Charles Schumer has appealed to
Hillary Clinton to come out with a public statement supporting the
release of Jonathan Pollard, according to the New York newspaper Jewish
The appeal from Schumer, a Jew and a Democrat, is part
of the fight over the Jewish vote in the New York Senate race between
Clinton and the leading Republican candidate, New York City Mayor
Pollard is currently serving a life sentence in a
federal prison for spying for Israel.
Howard Wolfson, Clinton's spokesman, said the first
lady has "no immediate response on the issue."
In contrast, Guiliani has repeatedly declared his
support of a pardon for Pollard. "The mayor has consistently voiced his
support for a pardon for Pollard both in public and private," said
Bruce Teitelbaum, director of the Guiliani campaign's audit committee.
"He has stated that, in comparison to similar cases, Pollard's sentence
and the period of time he has already served indicate that Pollard has
received different and far harsher treatment. He must be released."...
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