Jonathan Pollard’s release urged by hundreds of demonstrators in Tel Aviv

A demonstration for Jonathan Pollard's release on Sunday night in Tel Aviv. Credit: Israel Hayom video screenshot.

( Hundreds of people demonstrated on Sunday evening outside the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv, calling on the U.S. to release imprisoned Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard.

The demonstrators held signs reading “Free Pollard” and “29 years, that’s enough.” A number of Knesset members took part in the demonstration, including Moshe Feiglin and Tzachi Hanegbi (both Likud), Shuli Mualem-Rafaeli (Habayit Hayehudi), and Nachman Shai (Labor).

“We are appealing to the Americans and telling them, ‘Enough,’” Shai said, according to Israel Hayom. “It’s been almost 30 years. This man has paid everything he owes to American society and American law. Let him go.”

Pollard’s wife Esther said, “Today, after 30 years, there is no one in the world who doesn’t know that the life sentence Jonathan is serving is completely out of proportion and unfair.” Pollard is the only person in U.S. history to receive a life sentence for spying for an American ally.

Posted on February 24, 2014 .