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Jerusalem square to be named after Pollard
Jewish Telegraph Agency ^ | 12/31/2007 | Staff

Posted on 01/09/2008 2:36:39 AM PST by forkinsocket

A Jerusalem square will be symbolically dedicated to Jonathan Pollard ahead of President Bush's visit to Israel.

Mina Fenton, a Jerusalem city councilwoman, announced this week that the capital's Paris Square will be symbolically renamed "Pollard Square" in a ceremony on Jan. 7, two days before George W. Bush begins his first visit as U.S. president to Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

The move is meant to help lobby Bush to pardon Pollard, a former U.S. Navy analyst who is serving a life prison sentence for spying for Israel. Bush leaves office in 2009.

Paris Square is located between the U.S. Consulate in west Jerusalem and Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's official residence. Fenton said there are no plans to formally change the square's name.

On Monday, the Knesset State Control Committee decided to ask State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss to prepare a confidential special report on Israeli government efforts to secure the release of Johnathon Pollard.

Successive U.S. administrations have refused to grant clemency to Pollard, who is considered a Jewish hero by many Israelis.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: israel; jerusalem; pollard
Please don't exchange Jerusalem for Pollard...
1 posted on 01/09/2008 2:36:41 AM PST by forkinsocket
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To: forkinsocket

Just warms my heart. /s


2 posted on 01/09/2008 2:41:27 AM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: Just mythoughts

Life in prison for Pollard is a travesty... considering that hundreds of US senators, congressmen, politicians and officials (mostly Democrats), not to mention terrorist front groups like CAIR are commiting treason continuosly since decades and get a pass for aiding our ENEMIES, unlike Pollard who spied for Israel at a time of highest peril.

Lock up the Clintons, Murtha, Kennedy, Pelosi, Reid and the rest of the traitors... then we can speak about Pollard.


3 posted on 01/09/2008 2:55:49 AM PST by SolidWood (Al Gore: "I have never heard of this, but I think it is a very good idea,")
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To: SolidWood
When we make Israel our 51st state then you might have a point.
4 posted on 01/09/2008 2:59:16 AM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: Just mythoughts

So the Clintons’ deals with China, the Carter sell-out of Panama and Iran, the Kennedy co-op with the KGB, the Murtha-Pelosi-Reid backstabbing of our troops and a terrorist front group named CAIR aiding and abetting our deadly enemies, just to name a few, don’t warrant trial and imprisonment!?

The “clients” of those mentioned above, aren’t our states either... and unlike Israel are our enemies.


5 posted on 01/09/2008 3:07:40 AM PST by SolidWood (Al Gore: "I have never heard of this, but I think it is a very good idea,")
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To: SolidWood
So the Clintons’ deals with China, the Carter sell-out of Panama and Iran, the Kennedy co-op with the KGB, the Murtha-Pelosi-Reid backstabbing of our troops and a terrorist front group named CAIR aiding and abetting our deadly enemies, just to name a few, don’t warrant trial and imprisonment!? The “clients” of those mentioned above, aren’t our states either... and unlike Israel are our enemies.

Two or three or even dozens of wrongs by others do NOT excuse the wrong of another, even if the wrong was done under the guise of friendship. That is how we ended up with the ideology of liberalism.

Now as a Christian, it is certainly strange to find the priority of Jerusalem to name any part of it after a convicted criminal.

6 posted on 01/09/2008 3:21:38 AM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: SolidWood
When you realize that even a dysfunctional, unprincipled, corrupt, f#%&ed-up A-hole like Bill Clinton -- who would have sold his country out for a nickel -- wouldn't pardon this guy, you realize just how poorly this country's government thinks of Pollard.

If you talk to anyone who has worked in U.S. intelligence you'll find out that Israel today is no more trustworthy than the Soviet Union was at the height of the Cold War. So anyone who thinks this Pollard guy should be pardoned by the U.S. -- and by a Republican president, no less -- is either naive or stoned.

7 posted on 01/09/2008 3:25:42 AM PST by Alberta's Child (I'm out on the outskirts of nowhere . . . with ghosts on my trail, chasing me there.)
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To: Alberta's Child; SolidWood
If you talk to anyone who has worked in U.S. intelligence you'll find out that Israel today is no more trustworthy than the Soviet Union was at the height of the Cold War.

This has always been the case. No one trusts the other, absolutely. Even the British have limits to how far the alliance can be stretched to.

And this is a good thing. Don't forget, Israel is no posterboy of morality; that country has sold sensitive American technology to China, including plans for the co-developed Lavi fighter plane, and almost sold the Phalcon AWACS. I can't exactly blame Israel; they were looking after their interests.

In realpolitik, trust is of poor value, no matter how much jingoism is added to the mix. Overall, parallel interests matter more, and this in itself is enough for Israel and America to value each other's common interests.

8 posted on 01/09/2008 3:46:45 AM PST by CarrotAndStick (The articles posted by me needn't necessarily reflect my opinion.)
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To: forkinsocket
The move is meant to help lobby Bush to pardon Pollard, a former U.S. Navy analyst who is serving a life prison sentence for spying for Israel. Bush leaves office in 2009.

Pollard probably has a better chance for a pardon than those two Border Patrol agents do.

9 posted on 01/09/2008 3:48:10 AM PST by Non-Sequitur (Save Fredericksburg. Support CVBT.)
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To: forkinsocket
Pollard should have been executed, just like the Rosenbergs.
The same for Hansen and the father/son team from the Navy.
They all betrayed every single American.
10 posted on 01/09/2008 4:03:06 AM PST by ishabibble (ALL-AMERICAN INFIDEL)
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To: forkinsocket

Think they’ll ever name a square for the casualties on the USS Liberty??


11 posted on 01/09/2008 4:32:54 AM PST by Roccus (..........................FOR RENT......................)
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To: SolidWood
That piece of shit Pollard is in prison where he belongs. He needs to stay there.

There's no need to "speak about" him.

Any jackass, foreign or domestic, who supports that POS Pollard destroys his own credibility.

Now: You want to see Clinton(s), Murtha, et al. prosecuted?

Go for it. Make your case. I'll probably agree with you.

But don't go making excuses for traitors.

12 posted on 01/09/2008 4:45:04 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Just mythoughts
Good for whoever did it for doing so. Pollard should be released immediately.

All this talk about what a criminal Pollard is rings hollow as the American intelligence community speaks almost rhapsodically about some woman named Prouty who worked for the CIA/FBI? and was actually a spy for Hizbollah.

With the reaction of the intelligence community towards Prouty as constrasted with Pollard, there will be no guilt from this quarter!

13 posted on 01/09/2008 5:04:45 AM PST by Stepan12 ( "We are all girlymen now." Conservative reaction to Ann Coulter's anti PC joke)
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To: Stepan12
Pollard should be released immediately.

At 30 kft, over the Atlantic.

Without a parachute.

Bye bye, spy.

14 posted on 01/09/2008 5:06:49 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Stepan12
A spy is a spy is a spy and he was NOT spying for US. What does his spying have to do with somebody else accused of spying? Liberalism is alllll about equalizing outcomes, and that is what Pollard thought he could make a bit of money doing.

The amount of money this nation has shipped over to that tiny bit of real estate makes it the most expensive in the world. And in case you have never learned money does NOT buy friends.

15 posted on 01/09/2008 5:11:40 AM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: Just mythoughts
The amount of money this nation has shipped over to that tiny bit of real estate makes it the most expensive in the world. And in case you have never learned money does NOT buy friends.

You might tell this to the Saudis and the other Petro-Arabs...

17 posted on 01/09/2008 5:17:33 AM PST by SolidWood (Al Gore: "I have never heard of this, but I think it is a very good idea,")
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To: SolidWood
You might tell this to the Saudis and the other Petro-Arabs...

Now who put the Saudis and the other Petro cartel, (OH and the new oil cartel is NOT Arab) in their positions? How much drilling is allowed in this nation? How about we start where the problem is and take care of ourselves instead of pointing fingers at others. Now are the Saudis and other Petro cartel paying offffffff American politicians to stop oil drilling, exploration and new refineries????

18 posted on 01/09/2008 5:22:02 AM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: Just mythoughts

Yes, we should start drilling our own oil and reduce the influence of the Saudis. I have no special insider knowledge on whether the Arabs are bribing to keep us hooked up to their oil, but the Arab lobbyist influence IS way too strong... and decidedly more dangerous to us than the Israelis.

I can’t think of any other (significant) reason why (foremostly) the State Department is so intensely backing the Palestinians and the Arabs in their quest to reduce Israel bit by bit.
Indeed Olmert and the rest of the liberal Israeli “elite” are also to blame, but the irrationally intense support of this Adminisitration for the terrorist Palestinians can’t be easily excused by that.

Whatever has become of “either you are with us or with the terrorists”. Supporting Fatah/Abbas/”Palestine” is picking the wrong side.


19 posted on 01/09/2008 5:44:49 AM PST by SolidWood (Al Gore: "I have never heard of this, but I think it is a very good idea,")
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To: ishabibble

‘zackly.


20 posted on 01/09/2008 6:08:02 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (ENERGY CRISIS made in Washington D. C.)
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To: forkinsocket

The President should have cancelled the trip based on this alone.

Pollard should have been executed.


21 posted on 01/09/2008 6:09:35 AM PST by Badeye (No thanks, Huck, I'm not whitewashing the fence for you this election cycle)
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To: forkinsocket

Not a good move!


22 posted on 01/09/2008 12:20:45 PM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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