Skip to comments.Yesterday Peres Asked, Today Netanyahu To Ask For Pollard Release From Obama
Posted on 03/05/2012 8:51:42 PM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
Officials in the Prime Ministers office have relayed to journalists that it is the intention of the Prime Minister to raise with the President, the issue of Jonathan Pollards release. As will be remembered, 14 months ago Prime Minister Netanyahu made an unprecedented official request for Pollards release. His request has not received the courtesy of a response to date. At this time hopes are mounting that during the upcoming meeting between the PM and the President, a positive response to Netanyahus request will be forthcoming. Even more so, in light of the dozens of appeals by high-ranking senior officials to President Obama to release Pollard now and calling his continued incarceration a travesty of justice.
Esther Pollard responded by urging the President to respond favorably to the repeated requests for her husbands release: Jonathans release, Mr. President, will be a real medal of freedom for us and for all of Israel! Please send Jonathan home with Mr. Netanyahu.
In the meantime President Peres office has confirmed that he asked President Obama for the release of Jonathan Pollard during their White House meeting. No further details have been released at this time.
Pollard should have been hanged.
Pollard committed espionage against the U.S. He should stay right where he is in federal prison.
Sometimes I feel like I live in Bizarroland.
The country that shamelessly spied on us asks us publicly to release its spy.
If it were me, I’d put a noose around his neck and hang him, then send him to Israel in a body bag and say that will happen to every other spy that gets caught.
Why wouldn’t the commie let pollard go?
yeah Jews don’t get the 2-4 years everyone else gets for spying for a non enemy.
He and his wife should have been shot.
Spying like this, and the way Israel harassed our investigators makes it harder to fend off their detractors.
Not smart for Israel’s long term relationship with the U.S.
When “Allies” stab you in the back it tends to rankle.
And this is not the only incident, I clearly recall their being caught stealing “Cluster Bomb” tech. not that many years ago.
Obama is going to say yes to the release.
“Why wouldnt the commie let pollard go?”
He only gives muslim brotherhood members a free pass.
1. Israel has limited political capitol. Why waste it on Pollard, when the real issue is protecting America and Israel from a nuclear Iran.
2. Pollard passed information on Iraq's nuclear program to Israel. He placed Israel's survival above his own freedom. How can Netanyahu dishonor him by risking Israel for his release. Logic fail for all of Pollard idiot supporters.
3. The obligation to ransom prisoners does not apply to Pollard. He was not kidnapped. He committed a crime. Logic and Halakha fail for all of Pollard idiot supporters.
4. Bringing up Pollard pisses off American patriots and renews the charge of dual loyalty... What is to be gained?
When Iran is taken care of, Israel should arrest one of the CIA agents aiding the Palestinians in destroying Israel and trade him/her for Pollard. This would also be a warning to the CIA to stop aiding the Palestinians and that blood is on their hands too. Now before some schmuck levels dual-loyalty (or worse) charges against me, think it through. I am calling for an action against CIA aide to Islamist Terrorist, aid that is logically treason in so far as it helps Hamas, the sibling of Al Qaeda.
Peretz link: http://www.tnr.com/article/tel-aviv-journal/101418/obama-netanyahu-israel-jordan-koran
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