Knesset to US: Free Pollard

Liat Collins - Jerusalem Post International Edition - June 24, 1995

The Knesset last week sent a message to the US: "Free Jonathan Pollard."

"All Israelis request the immediate freedom of Jonathan Pollard," said Justice Minister David Liba'i, responding to an urgent motion to the agenda raised by Uzi Landau (Likud) after Pollard's father told Israel Television his son had been abandoned by the Israeli Government. The father claimed that Foreign minister Shimon Peres had admitted this.

Liba'i said the subject is constantly raised with the US and had been brought up by Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in his meeting with President Bill Clinton in May.