להתגשם!! / אסתר פולארד
Let Pollard's New Nightmares Come True
There November 16th!
J4JP Release - November 10, 2003
Jonathan has been having
nightmares lately. Night after night he has a recurrent dream. Here is how
he described the dream yesterday to his wife, Esther:
Jonathan dreams that he is
looking across a great black mist. Through the mist he can discern a living
sea of murderers and terrorists pouring out of Israeli prisons. Jonathan
watches as they surge forward in a living mass, guns, knives, swords,
grenades and every sort of weaponry in their hands. They are led by two men
in robes and keffiyahs. The leaders are laughing cruelly. Jonathan's blood
runs cold as he watches and he hears the mob scream bloodcurdling epithets
against the Jews. Jonathan stares transfixed. He fears the worst and then
there is a shift in the scene.
the black mist Jonathan can see Ron Arad in his prison cell. Ron is sitting
in a wheelchair, his head down in utter dejection. Jonathan is terrified. He
senses that Ron is dying of heartbreak. Jonathan calls out to him, but Ron
does not react. Jonathan starts to shout, still no reaction. Jonathan begins
to scream louder and louder and waves his arms desperately trying to get
Arad's attention. But Ron never gives any indication that he is aware of
Jonathan. This only makes Jonathan more frantic and he keeps screaming and
screaming from the depths of his soul, "Ron! Ron!"
never moves, never picks up his head, never gives any sign that he is aware
of anyone else. Jonathan shouts louder and louder and his voice is getting
hoarse but Ron just slumps lower and lower in his wheelchair and his
strength appears to be ebbing out of his body.
wakes up in a sweat, totally exhausted and utterly devastated. When Esther
visits with Jonathan later in the day, he tells her, "These dreams are
so real, I can almost touch him. Esther, this is killing me. I know how he
feels. I know how he feels, and there is nothing I can do to help him."
None of us can know how it feels
for Jonathan Pollard or for Ron Arad, to sit in prison for nearly 2 decades
and never see any honest initiative put into securing your release. Then
after nearly 20 years of languishing, to witness the wholesale release of
murderers and terrorists by the Government of Israel on the flimsiest of
pretexts, claiming it is acting on the holy mitzvah pidyan shvuyim!
Freeing murderers and terrorists
en masse is not the mitzvah of pidyan shvuyim! It is an obscenity! Arik
Sharon, abetted by his Government, is the Mafkir Assurim, the Betrayer of
our Captives. Join us on Sunday, November 16th for a heartfelt outcry to
HaShem, the Matir Assurim, the true Redeemer of our Captives; and for a
protest march and demonstration against the Jews of Silence at the General
Assembly of Federations' annual convention in Jerusalem.
Here are the details:
At 5:45 PM we will march
from the Kotel to Binyanei HaUma.
Currently there is tremendous pressure from the establishment acting through
the police to halt this march. For now, the march is still on, but we will
keep you updated if there is any change of plans. Worst case scenario, we
will proceed by bus from the Kotel to Binyanei HaUma. [We note with irony
that a march down Jaffa road is planned by the American Jewish leadership
for a day after our march, and no one is trying to prevent their march from
American Jews of Silence have, for nearly 2 decades, aided and abetted the
Israeli Government's ongoing betrayal and abandonment of Jonathan Pollard.
Their silence is not neutral, and not harmless. It is the weapon that the
administration continues to wield against Jonathan. Their silence is the
endorsement of the US Government's harsh treatment of Jonathan and his
continued incarceration. It is Israel's guarantee of complicity in this 18
year travesty of justice. And it is killing us all.