New York – Johnathan Pollard sat down with News 12 today for an interview, in which he revealed that he has asked Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu to talk to President Trump about softening his parole restrictions, due to his wife being diagnosed with breast cancer.
“I can’t take care of my wife properly now because I have no freedom of movement”, said Pollard. “If she needs something in the middle of the night, I can’t leave home.”
Ever since Pollard’s release in 2015 after a highly publicized 30 year stint in prison, he has been required to live under heavy parole restrictions. In addition to a strict 7 AM to 7 PM curfew, Pollard’s movements are monitored by a GPS at all times. His computer activity is also tracked.
Pollard is confident that the Prime Minister will hear his plea and make the call. “I was told by Netanyahu’s office that he would get involved,” he said. I can’t imagine Netanyahu not making an effective call. I can’t imagine Trump refusing.”
Pollard’s wife Esther had been a constant advocate for him during his time in prison. “Esther has been fighting for my life for 30 years. Now it’s my turn,” he said.