Prime Minister Netanyahu also expected to raise issue for second time in meeting with US President.
Netanyahu officially asked Obama to commute Pollard’s life sentence to time served in January 2011. Since then, Obama has not responded.
“Jonathan’s release, Mr. President, will be a real medal of freedom for us and for all of Israel!” she said, noting the award Obama intends to give Peres. “Please send Jonathan home with Mr. Netanyahu.”
Two senior American Jewish leaders met with Pollardin January in what sources close to Pollard said would be the first of a series of meetings of top Jewish leaders with the imprisoned spy.American Jewish leaders ignored Pollard for most of his 26 years in prison but over the past couple of years, urging US President Barack Obama to commute his sentence to time served has become a consensus issue for American Jewry.