Peres: I´ll Discuss Pollard with Obama (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Gil Ronen 06/05/12)
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President Shimon Peres met a group of bereaved relatives of terror
attacks Monday and promised them to talk to U.S. President Barack
Obama about Jonathan Pollard. Peres will be receiving the Medal of
Freedom from Obama next week.
"This is a moving meeting, and I know what suffering you bear inside
you," Peres told the group, according to Maariv. "Despite the
suffering you think of good deeds, mercy and justice. I will relay
the depth and emotion with which you spoke to Presdient Obama, too."
"Pollard´s release is an important goal after 27 years of
imprisonment in which he served his sentence," he added.
The group is made up of people who lost their loved ones to terror
attacks, and who recently had to see the murderers of their loved
ones released in the Shalit Deal. Yet they have been lobbying Peres
for some time now, not on their own behalf but for Pollard.
Esther Wachsman, whose son Nachshon was abducted and killed by
terrorists, recently told Arutz Sheva that she and her husband sent a
letter to Peres because they feel it is their responsibility to
ensure that this opportunity to rescue Pollard is not missed.
“President Shimon Peres is about to receive the Medal of Freedom from
President Obama, and we want to mention that Jonathan Pollard has had
no freedom for 27 years,” she said. “He confessed and expressed
remorse, and it is time that our brother Jonathan is freed and comes
to the State of Israel.” (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 06/05/12)
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