Gov. Mike Huckabee calls for the of release Jonathan Pollard

Justice4JPnews Release - February 1, 2011

United States Republican front-runner and most-likely candidate for US president, Governor Mike Huckabee now visiting in Israel, has joined a wave of senior American officials in calling for the release of Israeli agent, Jonathan Pollard.

Pollard has served more than 26 years of a life sentence in the US for passing classified information to Israel.

Huckabee expressed his support for Pollard's release in a variety of forums over the last 2 days, both as a matter of justice and as proof of America's continued strong friendship towards Israel.

Huckabee explained that the release of Jonathan Pollard would send the right message: "Right now we don't need anything that reflects that we are anything but an absolute ally of Israel. [Freeing Pollard] would send the right message to the rest of the world, that America is not pulling back on its friendship and relationship with Israel but it is accelerating it and making sure that we are taking every step possible to solidify those bonds."

He noted that Pollard has served a disproportionately long sentence and that senior figures, such as former Secretary of State George Schultz, former Central Intelligence Agency head James Woolsey and others had called for Pollard's release.

In a related interview last night on Israel's Channel 2, former CIA director R. James Woolsey said that Pollard should have gone free 5 years ago when he first made the call for Pollard's release

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