A woman who was an ardent supporter of Jerusalem as Israel’s eternal unified capital, Esther Pollard, has tragically passed away earlier today. She died in her beloved Holy Capital City of Jerusalem, at the Hadasah Medical Center and will be buried today in one of the city’s holy cemetaries. Mrs. Pollard succumbed to COVID-19 while recently hospitalized with worsening illness. We wish the deepest condolences to her husband, family and friends — as is traditionally said by the Jewish Nation in these situations: ” “May God comfort you among the mourners for Zion and Jerusalem.”
Photo image: Screenshot of Esther Pollard in Jerusalem via Arutz7
Article Courtesy: YNet
You can see a video of Esther Pollard making an announcement about her husband in Jerusalem here:
Jonathan Pollard’s wife dies aged 68 from COVID complications
The wife of convicted U.S. spy Jonathan Pollard passed away on Monday following complications she developed after contracting coronavirus. She was 68 years old.
Esther Pollard was hospitalized at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem in Jerusalem in critical condition having contracted the virus while also battling cancer. Her funeral will take place later on Monday on Mount of Beatitudes in Jerusalem.
Jonathan Pollard, a former U.S. naval analyst, served 30 years in American prison for spying for Israel and arrived in the country with his wife in December 2020 after his parole restrictions expired five years after his release.
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett offered his condolences, saying, “I was sorry to hear of the passing of Esther Pollard, a woman whose devotion and love for Jonathan Pollard has become a symbol of strength, determination and faith.”
Attorney Nitzana Darshan-Leitner, Pollard’s lawyer and president of the Shurat HaDin civil rights organization, also paid tribute to Esther, calling her “a lioness and a woman of stature who fought for her husband and led the campaign for his release for 30 years.”