Message from Agudath Israel Re: Jonathan Pollard - New Initiative
October 4, 2010
Contact: David Zwiebel, Esq.
As you will see below, Congressman Barney Frank of Massachusetts, together with Congressman Anthony Weiner of New York, Congressman Ed Towns of New York and Congressman Bill Pascrell of New Jersey, are taking the lead in sending a letter to President Obama asking the President to grant clemency to Jonathan Pollard. Congressman Frank has circulated among other members of Congress a "Dear Colleague" letter asking them to add their signatures to the letter to President Obama. The goal is to present the letter to the President within the next two weeks.
Agudas Yisroel of America, under the direction of the Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah, has long been involved in efforts to secure Pollards release. A letter signed by many Congressmembers could have a powerful impact in helping make this happen, beH. We are therefore asking our lay leaders and regional directors from across the country to reach out to their local Congressmembers to ask them to sign on to the Frank letter. Time is of the essence, so please do what you can as soon as you can.
David Zwiebel, Esq.* * *
Executive Vice President
Agudath Israel of America
New York, NY 10004
Tel: 212-797-7385; 212-797-9000, ext. 210