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Israel rules Pollard not prisoner of Zion
Science Daily ^ | January 16, 2006

Posted on 01/16/2006 8:10:56 PM PST by Howlin

Edited 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.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: israel; leftbyhisownspypals; pollard; ratcaught; spy; traitor
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To: BigSkyFreeper

She wanted the $$$, ya know?


21 posted on 01/16/2006 8:29:11 PM PST by Howlin
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To: Johnnyboy2000

Like I said, ignorant.


22 posted on 01/16/2006 8:29:45 PM PST by Howlin
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To: Howlin

"SHOW ME THE MONEY!", exclaimed Esther.


23 posted on 01/16/2006 8:30:21 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper ("Tucker Carlson could reveal himself as a castrated, lesbian, rodeo clown ...wouldn't surprise me")
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To: Howlin

After listening to some people no this very forum use this issue to blast Israel, this is VERY good.


24 posted on 01/16/2006 8:31:15 PM PST by Peach
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To: Johnnyboy2000
I misposted a bit ago.

I shouldn't have done that.

I cannot account or explain for what we did or why Israel bombed the Liberty in 1967, but the fact of the matter is that they were at war.

When Israel goes to war, their entire nation is at risk. It is nothing like what what we go through.
Personally, I think that you are a jerk simply because of your posts here.

Want to fight about it?
25 posted on 01/16/2006 8:31:40 PM PST by Radix (Welcome home 3 ID!)
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To: Johnnyboy2000

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.


26 posted on 01/16/2006 8:33:00 PM PST by Peach
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To: Howlin

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.


27 posted on 01/16/2006 8:34:31 PM PST by Johnnyboy2000 (Give it all up tommorrow to live in world without crime, and go back tothe circuit riding motocross)
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To: Howlin

They need to fix their PoZ law before they can pull that trick.


28 posted on 01/16/2006 8:35:52 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck
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To: Howlin

All convicted spies should be treated the same. IMO, that should be execution, but that's just my POV.


29 posted on 01/16/2006 8:36:03 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (A Liberal: One who demands half of your pie because he didn't bake one.)
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To: Radix

I would come up to Massachusetts but I heard Teddy might be on the freeway.


30 posted on 01/16/2006 8:36:22 PM PST by Johnnyboy2000 (Give it all up tommorrow to live in world without crime, and go back tothe circuit riding motocross)
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To: Johnnyboy2000

I will Machiavelli good offer.


31 posted on 01/16/2006 8:36:56 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck
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To: Radix
When Israel goes to war, their entire nation is at risk.

Absolutely. It goes without saying that Israel is surrounded by countries that seek to wipe it off the face of the map.

32 posted on 01/16/2006 8:38:36 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper ("Tucker Carlson could reveal himself as a castrated, lesbian, rodeo clown ...wouldn't surprise me")
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To: Peach

Sounds like about 16.


33 posted on 01/16/2006 8:39:11 PM PST by Howlin
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To: Johnnyboy2000
Teddy can't drive.

Look, the incident with the Liberty is problematic, but the Israelis were at war at the time.

Do you understand that?

If the USA were at war against the French for example, would you have a problem bombing a British ship that was giving Intel to the enemy?

I do not know all the details concerning the Liberty back then, but I think that the Israeli's acted prudently based on what I know.
34 posted on 01/16/2006 8:41:41 PM PST by Radix (Welcome home 3 ID!)
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To: Howlin

I wish we'd just execute him. He's a traitor.


35 posted on 01/16/2006 8:49:01 PM PST by BinaryBoy
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To: Peach

"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.


36 posted on 01/16/2006 8:52:05 PM PST by rebelyell7
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To: Radix

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.


37 posted on 01/16/2006 9:00:43 PM PST by Johnnyboy2000 (Give it all up tommorrow to live in world without crime, and go back tothe circuit riding motocross)
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To: Howlin

If Pollard had donated to Clinton, what his family has paid in attorney fees, he would have been pardoned.


38 posted on 01/16/2006 9:01:06 PM PST by Michael.SF. ('Only thing worse than a Frenchman is a Frenchman who lives in Canada' - Ted Nugent.)
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To: rebelyell7

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.


39 posted on 01/16/2006 9:04:23 PM PST by Peach
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To: Johnnyboy2000
and the Pollard incident.

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.

40 posted on 01/16/2006 9:04:54 PM PST by Howlin
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