Independence Day torch for Schalit, Pollard, MIAs

06.05.2011                      02.Ijar, 5771                      Tag 17 des Omer

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Independence Day torch for Schalit, Pollard, MIAs

US Congressional delegation of 9 legislators led by former House speaker Nancy Pelosi expected to attend ceremony.

When Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin lights the celebratory torch next Monday on Independence Day eve, he plans to dedicate it to kidnapped soldier Gilad Schalit, imprisoned spy Jonathan Pollard, and missing soldiers Ron Arad, Zachary Baumel, Yehudah Katz, Tzvi Feldman, Guy Hever and Majdi Halabi.
Rivlin is expected to tell the millions of Israelis watching the ceremony either in person or on live broadcast that “we pray we will be able to celebrate the next Independence Day together with them, and also together with our brother, our kindred, the Prisoner of Zion, Jonathan Pollard.”…