Letter From B'nai Brith to President Clinton

July 3, 1996

Dear Mr. President,

On behalf of 500,000 members of B'nai Brith, I am once again appealing to you to commute the sentence of Jonathan Pollard to time already served.

B'nai Brith's biennial convention in 1992 adopted a resolution, which was reaffirmed by our convention in 1994, calling on the President of the United States to agree to a commutation on purely humanitarian grounds.

As our resolution stated, "B'nai Brith does not condone in any the actions of Jonathan Pollard and the betrayal of trust placed upon him by the United States government." However, in view of the fact that he is now in his eleventh year of solitary confinement, and in view of the suffering that he and his family have undergone these during these many years, we respectfully ask you again to commute Pollard's sentence.

I hope you will give our appeal serious consideration.

Tommy P. Baer
International President - B'nai Brith

  • See Also: Bnai Brith on Pollard and "Confidence Builders"