Monday, November 21, 2005

Israeli Schools to Teach Pollard Case

From Haaretz:
Jonathan Pollard has been imprisoned for 7,304 days. On Monday, for the first time since he was incarcerated over 20 years ago for spying for Israel, a local government authority is seeking to express what it sees as the broad public support here for "Pollard's contribution to the State of Israel."

In accordance with a directive by Education Minister Limor Livnat, all schools will spend one hour on Tuesday learning about Pollard's case. Teachers will recall the events leading to his imprisonment in the United States, and they have been instructed to discuss the obligations of Israel toward him with their students.

I have already made views on Pollard known. I think there are more valuable causes than a busted spy's.