Freed Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit joined the call on President Obama to release spy-for-Israel Jonathan Pollard.
More than 103,000 people have signed a petition calling on President Obama to free imprisoned spy for Israel Jonathan Pollard.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to ask President Obama to grant clemency to Jonathan Pollard while Obama was in Israel.
The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington established a legal defense fund for Jews being held wrongfully because of their Jewishness and will assist Alan Gross, who is in prison in Cuba.
The Jewish Agency in a resolution called on President Obama to grant clemency to spy-for-Israel Jonathan Pollard.
Knesset leaders sent a letter to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney urging him to grant clemency to Jonathan Pollard if elected president.
Supporters of Jonathan Pollard called Hillary Clinton's remarks rejecting his possible clemency "a resounding slap in the face" to Israel's leaders and its people.
Being an American Jew has kept Jonathan Pollard in prison for longer than other spies for friendly countries, former CIA head R. James Woolsey wrote in a letter to the editor to The Wall Street Journal.
The Washington festivities honoring Israeli President Shimon Peres have come and gone, without an assurance of clemency for jailed spy Jonathan Pollard. But while Pollard’s 27th year in federal prison continues, so do calls for his release.
The U.S. stance denying clemency to Jonathan Pollard remains the same for now, a White House spokesman said, despite the plea by Israeli President Shimon Peres.
Congressional Democrats and Republicans are joining forces for the first time in an effort to secure Jonathan Pollard's release.
Israeli President Shimon Peres said he would raise clemency for Jonathan Pollard when he meets President Obama prior to receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
On May 5, President Barack Obama kicked off his re-election campaign in front of a crowd of 14,000 people at Ohio State University. Obama presented his new campaign slogan, “Forward,” and strongly criticized his presumed Republican opponent Mitt Romney.
Representatives of the Orthodox, Conservative and Reform movements renewed their appeals to President Obama to grant clemency to Jonathan Pollard.
Israeli President Shimon Peres is awaiting a reply from the White House for his plea for clemency for Jonathan Pollard.
Israeli President Shimon Peres sent a personal letter to President Obama requesting clemency for Jonathan Pollard.
Jonathan Pollard reportedly was hospitalized at a facility off his prison campus.
An Israeli petition is demanding that Shimon Peres condition his acceptance of the U.S. Medal of Freedom on clemency for Jonathan Pollard.
Robert McFarlane, who served as National Security Advisor under President Ronald Reagan, has called on President Obama to grant clemency to Jonathan Pollard.
Mitt Romney would not commit to moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem or to pardoning Jonathan Pollard.
Vice President Joseph Biden met with several Jewish American leaders to discuss the case of convicted spy for Israel Jonathan Pollard.
The wife of convicted spy for Israel Jonathan Pollard said her husband may not survive another year in prison.
Vice President Joe Biden has agreed to meet with Jewish communal leaders to discuss the case of Jonathan Pollard.
President Obama was considering clemency for Jonathan Pollard until Vice President Joseph Biden prevented it, The New York Times reported.
President Obama was considering clemency for convicted spy for Israel Jonathan Pollard until Vice President Joseph Biden prevented it, the New York Times reported.
Robert Wexler, one of President Obama's closest Jewish confidantes, urged him to release Jonathan Pollard.
Jonathan Pollard is recovering after successful surgery.
Convicted spy for Israel Jonathan Pollard was taken to a civilian hospital to undergo surgery.
Convicted spy Jonathan Pollard urged Israel's U.S. ambassador, Michael Oren, to work for his release during the envoy's prison visit.
Israeli Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger said he'll say Kaddish for jailed spy Jonathan Pollard's father, who was buried Monday.
Supporters of Jonathan Pollard shut down the White House switchboard after flooding it with calls urging his release to attend his father's funeral. Israel also said Sunday that it would officially request that the Obama administration let Jonathan Pollard leave prison for a brief compassionate release to pay his respects at the funeral scheduled for Monday morning in Indiana. State prison officials will not confirm whether or not Pollard attended the funeral until after it has taken place.
Israeli President Shimon Peres handed President Obama a letter from Jonathan Pollard pleading for his release.
Former U.S. Secretary of State Donald Rumsfeld said Jonathan Pollard should not be granted clemency. Rumsfeld, who served under Presidents Gerald Ford and George W. Bush, said during an interview on Israel's Channel 10 that granting Pollard early release would send the wrong message.
Rep. Michael Grimm became the first Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives to back the latest push for clemency for Jonathan Pollard. Grimm, a freshman from Staten Island, N.Y., says in a YouTube clip posted Tuesday by a supporter of the convicted spy for Israel that he visited Pollard at his North Carolina prison two weeks ago.
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is urging the release of Jonathan Pollard, the first active Republican politician to do so. McCain, the GOP presidential candidate in 2008, spoke with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office on Thursday, according to a statement released by Netanyahu’s office and confirmed to JTA by McCain’s office.
Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has called for the release of convicted spy Jonathan Pollard. Kissinger sent a letter to President Obama requesting that he commute Pollard's sentence to time served. Pollard was a U.S. Navy analyst when he passed classified information to Israel. He has been in prison since 1985.
Former Indiana congressman Lee Hamilton appealed to President Obama to release Jonathan Pollard, calling it "a matter of basic compassion and justice." Hamilton, a Democrat who was chairman of the House Intelligence Committee when Pollard was sentenced, has intervened in the case before, looking into inhumane treatment against Pollard when he first entered prison.
A new campaign for clemency for convicted spy Jonathan Pollard has racked up a series of big name politicos in the last few weeks: former Vice President Dan Quayle, former U.S. Senator Arlen Specter and Chicago Rabbi Capers Funnye, a cousin of First Lady Michelle Obama. The recent successes can be traced not to Washington lobbyists or a New York boardroom, but to a small team of four activists whose doggedness, rather than political connections, have yielded results.
Dan Quayle urged President Obama to release imprisoned spy-for-Israel Jonathan Pollard. Quayle, who was U.S. vice president from 1989 to 1993, is the highest-ranking former official to call for the release of Pollard, the civilian U.S. Navy analyst who was sentenced to life in 1987.
Former U.S. Secretary of State George Schultz has written to President Obama asking him to release Jonathan Pollard. The letter delivered Tuesday says that Pollard has "now paid a huge price for his espionage on behalf of Israel and should be released from prison." In the letter, Schultz also said that he is impressed that people who are "best informed" about the classified material that Pollard passed to Israel favor his release.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is asking President Obama for convicted spy Jonathan Pollard's release.
A congressional letter to President Obama urging clemency for Jonathan Pollard garnered 39 signatures, all Democrats.
There appear to be few legal options left for Jonathan Pollard, after a U.S. federal appeals court last Friday rejected the former U.S. Navy intelligence analyst's claim that he had inadequate counsel when he was sentenced to life in prison in 1987 for spying for Israel.
However the sordid facts play out in the current FBI investigation of a senior Pentagon analyst's alleged spying on Israel's behalf, they raise a raft of nettlesome questions -- and memories.
It didn't result in any decision, but just getting another day in court was a victory of sorts for Jonathan Pollard.
Playwright Martin Blank confesses he has an affinity for spy stories.
On January 7, 2002, former Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived without fanfare at the Federal Correction Center in Butner, North Carolina to visit America's most controversial Jewish prisoner.
Now serving his 17th year of incarceration Jonathan Jay Pollard, pleaded guilty in 1986 to spying for Israel.
It must be close to 10 years ago that I met with Dr. Morris Pollard to talk about his son, Jonathan, then serving the life sentence he had been given in 1986 for stealing government secrets and passing them along to Israel.