Skip to comments.Knesset resolution demands Pollard's release
Posted on 03/17/2005 8:29:14 AM PST by billorites
The Knesset passed a resolution on Tuesday demanding that the government make the US release of Pollard a condition for Israel's freeing of Palestinian prisoners.
It also called on the government to demand that the US immediately release Pollard on humanitarian grounds because of his long prison service and his deteriorating health.
The resolution, drafted by the National Union, Shas and National Religious Party, noted that Israel has recognized Pollard as an Israeli agent who acted loyally for the security of its citizens.
Yitzhak Levy (NRP) said Israel was being asked by the US to make gestures to the Palestinians. The PA's first demand is to release prisoners, he said. But he said there was "one Jewish prisoner rotting in jail," and the "friendly superpower that is asking us to give mercy to terrorists here is not willing to give us the same mercy."
Levy called on Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to "show the same kind of courage" he has displayed on his plan to evacuate "Jews and settlements," and to "not release a single prisoner until Pollard is in Israel."
MK Eliezer Cohen (National Union) said that Pollard had provided Israel with strategic information that it should have in any case received from the US within the framework of its alliance. "Why did Pollard have to send [the information]," Cohen said. According to Cohen, Israel transfers to the US similar information. "The Americans hands are not clean here," he said.
MK Aryeh Eldad (National Union) said the US was spying on Israel "24 hours a day," and an Israeli maneuver planned in the Mediterranean sea had to be canceled last week because of the presence of US spy planes. He said Israel was keeping its commitment not to spy on the US. "It is true they are big and we are dependent on them, but there is a limit to how much we have to tolerate," he said.
Eldad said Pollard must be released immediately. "It is not too late. The man is alive, although rotting in jail," he said.
Good. Let him rot.
Does this come along with a formal apology for spying on us?
Congress should pass a resolution demanding his execution.
Let's hope this is a misinterpretation of a less evocative request. Considering the billions we send to Israel, there is no room for demands.
Not only "No", but H--L NO!
This is the second time in a week Isreal has really pi$$ed me off. The first being the news that Israel is a major arms supplier to China. Friend or foe, you spy on our country, you deal with the consequences. What makes this piece of $hit so special that he deserves to be released? Because he's Jewish? Sorry, not good enough.
We'll be happy to release his carcass after he dies in prison. 'zat good enough ?
Congress should pass a resolution freezing all U.S. aid to Israel until the Knesset resolution is overturned, and every member of the Knesset travels to Washington, stands on the Mall, and "bends over and kisses his/her own arse."
Right, when bloody pigs fly.
Not very friendly.
I demand we stop sending Isreal 3 billion dollars a year and instead give them back this traitor.
The billions you "send" to Israel are returned to you with interest. Hard to say this about the billions you send to other countries. Never mind.
Shove your blood money where it belongs and return us our traitor. And continue to pour your billions into the coffers of your muslim friends.
It's not like he'll be giving the Chinese our nuclear secrets.
There are dozens of spies who spied for enemy countries. No one receive half as harsh the punishment Pollard did and no one evokes such hate on this site as Pollard. No bias here.