Skip to comments.Pollard would not reject release in political deal
Posted on 04/02/2014 2:25:35 AM PDT by zoharm
Deal expected to pass without coalition crisis; parole hearing postponed due to pending litigation, not Pollard's rejection of peace deal.
Of course he wouldn’t. If he can sell his country out, he can sell anyone out.
Why would Israel condemn the entire country for one guy?
Deal expected to pass without coalition crisis; parole hearing postponed due to pending litigation, not Pollard’s rejection of peace deal.
Israeli agent Jonathan Pollard would not turn down an opportunity to receive US presidential commutation of his life sentence as part of an agreement in which Palestinian and Israeli prisoners are released, well-placed sources told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday.
Pollards release would be presented as a gesture to Israel by US President Barack Obama, who has made similar gestures to Russia. Commuting Pollards life sentence to the 28-and-a-half years he has served may not be considered an official part of the agreement.
The sources said that Pollard, whose health continues to deteriorate, understood that the only way for him to be released from prison alive was via such an agreement. They vigorously denied reports that he had rejected a parole hearing due to opposition to being included in a swap that freed Palestinian terrorists.
Sources knowledgeable about the legal initiatives to secure Pollards release said his lawyers had merely asked to postpone the hearing due to pending litigation. Pollards attorneys have been fighting for access to classified information in his sentencing file that the US government intends to use against him in the hearing.
The file includes classified portions of a memorandum written by the late American defense secretary Caspar Weinberger that was used to incriminate Pollard but has since been discredited by top American security officials who worked closely with Weinberger at the time. The officials, who have read the classified documents, said they contained grave factual errors.
The second reason Pollard asked to delay the hearing was due to his failing health. While the ongoing political efforts to bring about his release were not connected to the request to delay the hearing, presidential clemency would be much more beneficial to Pollard than parole.
zero is part of the global satanic takeover ...
Jesus is on the horizon
What deal can they make with this adminstration?!? “You can have Pollard back, but you have to promise not to exist!”
Will he be on that cable show, “Pitbulls and Parolees”?