Skip to comments.Israel rules Pollard not prisoner of Zion
Posted on 01/16/2006 8:10:56 PM PST by HowlinEdited on 01/16/2006 8:30:39 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
JERUSALEM, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Israel's high court ruled Monday against convicted spy Jonathan Pollard's request to be deemed a prisoner of Zion and repatriated from the United States.
Pollard, a civilian U.S. Naval intelligence analyst pleaded guilty to espionage on June 4, 1986, and received a life sentence and a recommendation that he never be paroled.
He was granted Israeli citizenship in 1996 after Israel recognized his status as a spy and pledged to fund his legal expenses, the Jerusalem Post reported.
However, in court the government argued that Pollard cannot be granted the status because Zionist organizations and activities are not banned under U.S. law.
Pollard's wife, Esther, told Army Radio she found it "unbelievable" that Israel would work to release killers in other countries but let Pollard stay in prison.
She wanted the $$$, ya know?
Like I said, ignorant.
"SHOW ME THE MONEY!", exclaimed Esther.
After listening to some people no this very forum use this issue to blast Israel, this is VERY good.
How old are you? I'm glad you're not a friend because someone who doesn't understand the word ally isn't someone I would want to know.
You actually wrote that. Maybe you said it but I couldn't hear you. Why was Israel spying on us and why did they share some of the intel provided by Pollard with the Chinese.
They need to fix their PoZ law before they can pull that trick.
All convicted spies should be treated the same. IMO, that should be execution, but that's just my POV.
I would come up to Massachusetts but I heard Teddy might be on the freeway.
I will Machiavelli good offer.
Absolutely. It goes without saying that Israel is surrounded by countries that seek to wipe it off the face of the map.
Sounds like about 16.
I wish we'd just execute him. He's a traitor.
"Ally"? Like an ally who spies on you?
I really don't care that much that Israel used spies against us despite ostensibly being our closest ally. I do care that this guy doesn't get a break for it, because the day we start saying "Well...... if you endanger our national security for a country with a really powerful lobbying group, we'll let you out early" is the day national security vanishes completely. You want to spy for Israel? Fine. You get the exact same treatment as if you were spying for the Chicoms or Russia.
No I wouldn't. But do you realize that you are basically justifying the killing of American service people. Maybe they were giving the enemy intel. I would have no way of knowing. But I am an American, not an Israeli. And I will always sie with our interests rather than Israel's interests.
I also don't want people to think I'm like Iran's president or something. I just feel that Israel has taken advantage of the U.S. at times at our expense; e.g. the Liberty incident and the Pollard incident. They even tried to strong arm Slick Willy into freeing Pollard in order for Israel to back the peace plan. Not giving in was one of Clinton's better moments.
If Pollard had donated to Clinton, what his family has paid in attorney fees, he would have been pardoned.
I've never seen anyone on FR advocate for this spy to be ignored or released. Ever.
And if you think we don't spy on Israel, you're wrong.
Did you THIS article?
They even tried to strong arm Slick Willy into freeing Pollard in order for Israel to back the peace plan.
They tried because he was such a putz.
Not giving in was one of Clinton's better moments.
Like he did that out of caring for this country.