Calls for Pollard's Release

This list is only a sampling of thousands of letters and statements sent to successive U.S. Presidents calling for the release of Jonathan Pollard.

All Recent Calls for Pollard's Release


Other Calls for Pollard's Release

Historic Israeli Knesset Petitions
(signed by virtually all Knesset Members)

Government Resolutions and Letters Notable Individuals Rabbinical Organizations and Notable Rabbis Jewish Organizations

Other Organizations and Friends of Israel
(Letters and statements are on file with Justice for Jonathan Pollard.)

The number of appeals made to successive Presidents in letters, statements or resolutions, for the release of Jonathan Pollard, is historically unprecedented. A list of some of these appeals, divided into 4 relevant sections, follows:

I. National, International and Local Organizations

The following national, international or local organizations have called for the commutation of Jonathan Pollard's sentence to time served:

  • Agudath Israel of America
  • American Jewish Congress
  • American Jewish League for Israel
  • Americans For a Safe Israel
  • Americans for Progressive Israel
  • American Sephardi Federation
  • American Zionist Movement
  • Amit Women
  • Avocats Sans Frontieres
  • Bnai Brith International
  • Bnai Zion
  • Brith Shalom
  • Board of Deputies of British Jews
  • Canadian Council of Reform Zionists
  • Canadian Friends of the International Christian Embassy
  • Canadian Holocaust Remembrance Assoc.
  • Canadian Jewish Congress
  • Canadian Society for Yad Vashem
  • Canadian Zionist Federation
  • Cantors Assembly
  • Christian Broadcasting Network - Rev. Pat Robertson
  • Central Council of the Jewish Comm. of Sweden
  • Christians' Israel PAC
  • Coalition for Jewish Concerns - AMCHA
  • COJO of Borough Park
  • Comite de Coord. des Orgs. Juives de Belgique
  • Conseil Representatif des Inst. Juives de France
  • Cooperation Feminine- France
  • Decalogue Society of Lawyers - Chicago
  • Emunah Women of America
  • European Jewish Congress
  • Evang. Leadership Campaign to Free Jonathan Pollard
  • Fed. of Polish Jews of the U.S.
  • Golden Rule Society
  • Hadassah WIZO of Canada
  • Hadassah-Women's Zionist Org. of America
  • Interfaith Resources
  • Internt'l Assoc. of Jewish Lawyers & Jurists
  • Internt'l Christian Embassy of Israel
  • Jewish Action Alliance
  • Jewish Federation of Mens' Clubs
  • Jewish Civil Rights Ed. Found. of Canada
  • Jewish Lawyers Guild
  • Jewish National Fund
  • Jewish Political Caucus
  • Jewish Teachers Assoc. - Morim
  • Jewish War Veterans of Canada
  • Labor Zionist Alliance of Chicago
  • Louis D. Brandeis Soc. of Zionist Lawyers
  • Mizrachi of Great Britain
  • National Council of Young Israel
  • Nat'l Jewish Legal Defense Fund
  • No. Amer. Jenvish Students Network
  • No. Subn. Syn. Council (Chicago)
  • Reform Syns. of Great Britain
  • Religious Roundtable - Ed McAteer
  • Religious Zionists of America
  • Sephardic Society of Manhattan
  • Simon Wiesenthal Center
  • Societe Civile Profesionelle d'Avocats
  • Synagogue Council of America
  • Toronoto Zionist Council
  • Union of American Hebrew Cong.
  • Union of Orth. Jewish Congs. of Arner.
  • United Syn. of Great Britain
  • Union for Traditional Judaism
  • Union of Councils for Soviet Jews
  • World Jewish Congress - Amer. Sec.
  • World Union of Progressive Judaism
  • World Zionist Congress - 32nd session Zionist Organization of America
II. Legislative Bodies

III. Rabbinic Organizations

The following rabbinic organizations have called for the commutation of Jonathan Pollard's sentence to time served:

  • American Assoc. of Rabbis
  • Atlanta Rabbinical Association
  • Bergen Cty. Board of Rabbis
  • Beth Din of Grtr. Philadelphia
  • Bridgeport Board of Rabbis
  • Brooklyn Board of Rabbis
  • Buffalo Board of Rabbis
  • Calgary Rabbinical Council
  • Central Conf. of Amer. Rabbis
  • Chicago Board of Rabbis
  • Cincinnati Board of Rabbis
  • Cleveland Board of Rabbis
  • Cncl. of Ref. & Lib. Rabbis (UK)
  • Columbus Board of Rabbis
  • Dayton Synagogue Forum
  • East Bay Council of Rabbis
  • Grtr. Orlando Board of Rabbis
  • Grtr. Philadelphia Brd. of Rabbis
  • Grtr. Phoenix Board of Rabbis
  • Houston Rabbinical Assoc.
  • Long Island Board of Rabbis
  • Massachusetts Board of Rabbis
  • Michigan Board of Rabbis
  • Minnesota Rabbinical Assoc.
  • Morris-Sussex Cty. Brd. of Rabbis
  • New Haven Board of Rabbis
  • New York Board of Rabbis
  • No. Broward Board of Rabbis
  • No. California Board of Rabbis
  • No. Shore Rabbinical Assoc.
  • Onh. Rabbin. Cnd. of So. Florida
  • Oregon Board of Rabbis
  • Orth. Rabbin. Cncl. of Cleveland
  • Orth. Rabbin. Cncl. of San Francisco
  • Rabbin. Alliance of America
  • Rabbin. Assoc of Grtr. Dallas
  • Rabbin. Assoc. of Delaware
  • Rabbin. Assoc. of Grtr. Kansas City
  • Rabbin. Assoc. of Grtr. Miami
  • Rabbin. Assoc. of Ottawa
  • Rabbin. Assoc. of Vanc./Victoria
  • Rabbin. Board of the Bronx
  • Rabbin. Cncl. of Grtr. Manchester (UK)
  • Rabbin. Cncl. of Grtr. Wash. D.C.
  • Rabbin. Cncl. of Massachusetts
  • Rabbin. Coll. of Australia & N.Z.
  • Rabbin. Council of America
  • Rabbin. Council of California
  • Rabbin. Council of Canada-East
  • Rabbin. Council of Grtr. Baltimore
  • Rabbin. Council of London (UK)
  • Rabbin. Council of Ontario
  • Rabbin. Fllwshp. of Grtr. Pittsburgh
  • Rabbinical Assembly
  • Reconstructionist Rabbin. Assoc.
  • Rhode Island Board of Rabbis
  • Rochester Board of Rabbis
  • Rockland Cty. Board of Rabbis
  • Rocky Mountain Rabbin. Council
  • San Diego Rabbin. Assoc.
  • So. California Board of Rabbis
  • So. Palm Beadh Board of Rabbis
  • St. Louis Rabbin. Assoc.
  • Toronto Board of Rabbis
  • Union County Board of Rabbis
  • Union of Orth. Rabbis - U.S. & Ca
  • Vaad Harabonim of Far Rock. & Lawr.
  • Vaad Harabonim of Flatbush
  • Vaad Harabonim of Queens
  • Vaad Harabonim of Toronto
  • Vaad Hoeir of St. Louis
  • Washington D.C. Board of Rabbis
  • Washington State Board of Rabbis
  • Winnipeg Council of Rabbis
  • Wisconsin Council of Cong. Rabbis
IV. Jewish Federations & Community Relations Councils

The following Jewish Federations & Community Relations Councils have called for the commutation of Jonathan Pollard's sentence to time served:

Federations:

  • Atlanta, CA
  • Atlantic Jew. Council, Halifax
  • Berkshires, MA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Colorado
  • Columbia, SC
  • Columbus, GA
  • Columbus, OH
  • Delaware
  • Des Moines, LA
  • El Paso, TX
  • Fort Wayne, IN
  • Grtr. Charlotte, NC
  • Grtr. Middlesex Cty., NJ
  • Grtr. New Haven, CT
  • Grtr. Rockford, IL
  • Grtr. Springfield, MA
  • Grtr. Toronto
  • Grtr. Vancouver
  • Greenwich, CT
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Jwsh. Charity Lafayette, IN
  • Jwsh. Fed. Grtr. Ft. Ldrdl.
  • Jwsh. Fed. Grtr. Houston
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Lee County, FL
  • Lincoln, NE
  • London, Ont.
  • Memphis, TN
  • Mich. Cty. UJWF
  • Montreal
  • Northwest, IN
  • Orange County, CA
  • Palm Beach County, FL
  • Peoria, IL
  • Portland, OR
  • Richmond, VA
  • Rochester, NY
  • Rockland, NY
  • San Diego
  • Sarasota-Manatee, FL
  • Shreveport, LA
  • Sioux City, Iowa
  • Sioux Falls, SD
  • South Palm Beach, FL
  • Southern Arizona
  • Springfield, MA
  • The Quad Cities, IL/IA
  • Vancouver
  • Volusia & Flaglar Ctys., FL
  • Waco & Central Texas
  • Windsor, Ont.
  • Worcester, MA

JCRC's:

  • Atlantic & May Ctys., NJ
  • Bergen County, NJ
  • Broward County, FL
  • Boston, MA
  • Calgary
  • Central, NJ
  • Champaign-Urbana, IL
  • Charleston, SC
  • Grtr. Clifton-Passaic, NJ
  • Detroit, MI
  • Dutchess Cty., NY
  • Flint, MI
  • Grtr. Philadelphia, PA
  • Grtr. San Jose, CA
  • Jwsh. Fed. Grtr. Buffalo
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Mercer & Bucks Cys., NJ/PA
  • Metro West, NJ
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul (ADL)
  • New York City
  • Northeastern New York
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Ottawa
  • Palo Alto, CA
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Rhode Island
  • Saint Joseph Valley, IN
  • San Francisco, The Penininsula, Marin & Sonoma Ctys.
  • Scranton/Lakawana
  • Southern, NJ
  • Southern IL/Eastern MO /W. Kentucky
  • Springfield, IL
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Steubenville, OH
  • Syracuse
  • Ulster County
  • Youngstown, OH
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