34th Zionist Congress Resolution on Jonathan Pollard

Source: IMRA - June 20, 2002


: This resolution, sponsored by MK Michael Kleiner, who heads the Herut delegation to the Zionist Congress, was passed today.

The 34th Zionist Congress:

  • Calls upon the President of the United States, Mr. George W. Bush, to pardon Jonathan Pollard and free him.

  • Calls upon all Jewish and Zionist activists in the world, and in particular in the United States, to participate in the activities to free Jonathan Pollard from continued imprisonment.

  • Charges the Zionist General Council to adopt a plan of action to achieve the freedom of Jonathan Pollard. Such plan shall include educational and supporting activities.


Jonathan Pollard was convicted for spying for Israel and was sentenced to life imprisonment. The proposed resolution comes to rectify the injustice done to Pollard and raise the issue of prisoner redemption as well as Jewish guarantees to the agenda of the Zionist movements. It is proposed to forward this resolution to Committee Number 7 since the commitment to redeem prisoners and the concern for Jews imprisoned as a result of their service for the State of Israel express the value of Jewish Unity, by saying that every Jew is a guarantor for his brother.