Vice President Biden Meets Top Jewish Leaders on Pollard

(Jerusalem Post) Gil Hoffman - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden met with top Jewish leaders in Washington on Monday about the fate of Israeli agent Jonathan Pollard on the 26th anniversary of his arrest. The American Jewish leaders told Biden that the average sentence given to Americans convicted of Pollard's crime of spying for an ally has been two to four years and that people convicted of treason had also served much less time than Pollard. They brought up the case of Hasan Abu-Jihad, who received a 10-year sentence for spying for al-Qaeda. Those in the meeting argued that the entire American Jewish community was now united in support of President Obama commuting Pollard's sentence.

2011-11-23 00:00:00

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