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Pressure on Obama as Congressmen Join the Call to Free Pollard

Posted by Glezele Vayne on November 19, 2010

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by Maayan Miskin

United States President Barack Obama is under increasing pressure to free Jonathan Pollard with 39 Members of Congress submitting a letter calling for his release. The petition was initiated by four Democrats in Congress.

It was signed by some considered close allies of the president, including Representatives Barney Frank and Henry Waxman.

The petition notes that Pollard has been punished more severely for his actions than have others. “We believe there has been a great disparity from the standpoint of justice between the amount of time Mr. Pollard has served and the time that has been served – or not served at all – by many others who were found guilty of similar activity on behalf of nations that, like Israel, are not adversarial to us,” the letter states.

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Is Life for Rubashkin Overkill?

Posted by Glezele Vayne on June 25, 2010

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by Edwin Black

Investigative journalist and author Edwin Black says Sholom Rubashkin’s sentence is completely disproportionate, and backs it up with the facts of the case.

Originally, some people said they wouldn’t mind if kosher butcher Sholom Rubashkin got life in prison and rot behind bars until he dies. Yesterday, June 22, 2010, their wish was fulfilled by U.S. District Chief Judge Linda Reade in a northern Iowa courtroom. Under the stiff sentence, Rubashkin rots in jail essentially until he dies, a 27 year sentence supplemented by five years of probation to the 51-year man—and then he pays $27 million in restitution. Judge Reade’s sentence exceeded even the government’s request of 25 years. Now many people are outraged at the harsh treatment being meted out to Rubashkin and ask in disbelief, “What’s going on?” Read the rest of this entry »

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The Jewish National Fund Betrays Donors

Posted by Glezele Vayne on December 3, 2009

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Anyone who has been putting their money into those JNF pushkas needs to reconsider. I suggest calling the JNF to express your outrage over the facts of the following story. Then, donate to an organization that you know for a fact puts your hard-earned money towards genuine Zionist endeavors. I have three suggestions, for starters. Always check out any charitable organizations. Read the rest of this entry »

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