Thousands rally for Pollard

Yoseph, one of the event's organizers, said, "The Jewish people will no longer stand by while somebody languishes in prison to rot there for the simple reason that for 40 years after the Holocaust he decided to warn Israel about a potential threat."

Yoseph zigzagged among crowds near the Wall and greeted activists, mainly young people from yeshivas and seminary schools across Israel. He said Pollard's "crime" was warning Israel of chemical threats from Iraq, Iran, and Syria. "By warning Israel, he did a service that every single Jew has to do."