Obama and Pollard
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Obama and Pollard

Although it is a good sign that the President has met with Jewish leaders and avers that he is deeply sympathetic to their concerns (“Obama meets Jewish leaders and donors,” April 17) actions speak louder than words, and obviously actions like suspending the delivery of Hellfire missiles needed by Israel during last summer’s Gaza war was an action that has many Jewish voters wondering if he really cares about Israel.

If President Obama is truly sincere in his stated desire to mend fences with the Jewish community, there is one action that he -and only he, as president – can take, and that is to give a long overdue pardon to Jonathan Pollard, now serving a life sentence for giving information to Israel while others convicted of spying even for enemy nations have received far more lenient sentences.

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