1 Adar, 5773 / Feb. 11, '13
As Obama's visit to Israel approaches, we must remember that despite our special relationship with the American nation, the American president is holding an Israeli captive, who was sent by Israel on an important and dangerous security mission. Our brother, Jonathan Pollard, has been in prison for almost 28 years. Most of that time he has been held in conditions worse than those in which Gilad Shalit was held. I have visited my brother Jonathan five times. His physical condition is rapidly deteriorating. His release depends only on the determination of the government of Israel.