Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Morris Pollard At A Knesset Committee Session

Prof. Kenneth Mann will head up the Comptroller's review committee team on the Pollard case the members of the Knesset Review and Oversight Committee were informed yesterday. Dr. Morris Pollard, incidentally in Israel attending an international medical conference on cancer, attended.

So far, former Prime Ministers and 25 MKs has supplied testimonies. MK Uri Ariel, who chairs the Knesset Lobby on Pollard's behalf noted that Ariel Sharon had not delivered a petition at the time to George Bush that had been signed by 112 MKs asking that Jonathan Pollard be granted clemency. Even Pollard had sent the Comptroller, former District Judge Micha Lindenstrauss, letters concerning the governments' handling of his affairs. From the YNet report:-
Pollard thanked the Knesset members "for everything you've done for him," and MK Arie Eldad (National Union-NRP) replied, "Pollard worked for us, we owe him every single day. No one deserves to be thanked for what we have done, furthermore, we have failed in the final result." Telling the MKs more about his son, Pollard said, "Jonathan is the most brilliant man I have ever known…He is a much stronger person than his parents." After his son was arrested, Pollard said, he did not understand what he had done wrong. "He told me he didn't understand what was wrong, 'what's so bad about warning an ally of danger?' he asked. I told him I didn't know."
P.S. Interesting background.

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