10.06.2012 20.Siwan. 5772
Leftist authors, actors, Nobel winners and a former president join Pollard petition.
Efforts to persuade US President Barack Obama to commute the sentence of Israeli agent Jonathan Pollard intensified over the weekend as President Shimon Peres arrived in Washington to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Obama.
The award will be presented on Wednesday at a gala event that may have been intended to paint Obama as a friend of Israel. But that strategy could backfire if Peres receives a freedom medal while Pollard remains in prison….