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  • "Yes Minister", St. Edward’s And The Empty Peace (Yes, Minister Flashback)

    04/11/2014 7:52:36 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 5 replies
    Sarah Honig ^ | Sarah Honig
    No devotee of Yes Minister, yesteryear’s BBC’s classic, can forget St. Edward’s Hospital – that spanking new cutting edge facility that had no patients or medical personnel. Nonetheless, St. Edward’s hustled and bustled, a veritable hive of activity and creative energy. For 15-months since its much-ballyhooed inauguration, an administrative staff of 500 bureaucrats filled the hospital’s offices, pushed papers and generated red tape. Sounds exaggerated? A bit over-the-top for real life? Not really. John Kerry’s peace project, for example, replicates the parody’s blueprints with mind-blowing precision. It is for diplomacy what St. Edward’s was for health care – an incredible...
  • Spy Jonathan Pollard to be Released by US as Israel and Palestine Extend Peace Talks

    04/10/2014 10:33:49 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 50 replies
    ibtimes.co.uk ^ | 4/10/14 | Jack Moore
    A deal has been reached between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators to extend US-brokered peace talks, according to Middle Eastern news outlet Al-Arabiya. As part of the deal, Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard is to be freed from his 27-year detention in the US while the contentious fourth set of Palestinian prisoners are to be released.
  • George Washington, Jonathan Pollard and the Jews

    03/24/2005 7:35:43 AM PST · by wesley_windam-price · 86 replies · 1,647+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | March 24, 2005 | Esther Pollard
    Editor's note: Esther Pollard is the wife of imprisoned spy Jonathan Pollard, a former U.S. Navy intelligence analyst who was convicted in 1985 of one count of passing classified information to an ally, Israel, and sentenced to life imprisonment in spite of a plea agreement that was to spare him such a sentence. Jonathan became the only person in the history of the United States to receive life imprisonment for spying for an ally. Esther discusses recent developments related to a bombshell lawsuit filed on behalf of her husband charging that Jonathan's lawyer at the time of his sentencing, Richard...
  • Pollard would not reject release in political deal

    04/02/2014 2:25:35 AM PDT · by zoharm · 6 replies
    http://www.jpost.com ^ | 4/1/14 | By GIL HOFFMAN, MICHAEL WILNER
    Deal expected to pass without coalition crisis; parole hearing postponed due to pending litigation, not Pollard's rejection of peace deal.
  • Jimmy Carter: Free Jonathan Pollard for peace deal

    04/05/2014 9:33:14 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 34 replies
    Politico ^ | 04-04-2014 | Patrick Gavin
    Jimmy Carter weighed in on Friday on whether Jonathan Pollard should be released from prison as part of current Middle East peace talks, saying he would support freedom for the spy if the Israelis were to fully accept the deal from Secretary of State John Kerry. Carter said in an interview that he would agree to the release of Pollard, the U.S. naval intelligence analyst currently serving a life prison sentence after a 1987 conviction for providing classified information to Israel, only if certain conditions were met. “If the Israelis would agree to accept John Kerry’s proposal, if Pollard was...
  • Abbas dumps another US-led peace effort, Kerry gives up on shuttle, Pollard release recedes

    04/01/2014 1:40:39 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 13 replies
    Debka file ^ | April 1, 2014, 11:05 PM (IST)
    Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas did not announce his walkout from the negotiations with Israel or directly turn down the package of far-reaching Israeli concessions which US Secretary of State John Kerry assembled with Binyamin Netanyahu early Wednesday, April 1. He simply turned his back on the commitment he made ahead of the talks to refrain from unilateral applications to UN bodies while they were in progress. As soon as the US Secretary flew off to Brussels, he sent out applications for “the independent Palestinian state” to join 12 UN agencies as members. This was after the Palestinian leader upped his...
  • Pollard-for-prisoners deal said offered by US to save peace talks

    03/26/2014 3:11:09 PM PDT · by mojito · 24 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 3/26/2014 | Staff
    The United States has proposed freeing Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard in a trade-off deal in which Israel would agree to proceed with the next round of prisoner releases, including Israeli Arab prisoners, and the Palestinian Authority would agreed to extend the current peace talks, Israel’s Army Radio reported Wednesday. It said the offer had been conveyed to Israel and the PA, but there was no official confirmation. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki was quoted telling journalists accompanying Secretary of State John Kerry to a meeting with PA President Mahmoud Abbas Wednesday morning that there were currently no plans to release...
  • US to release Pollard in exchange for 'talks' continuing (hostage negotiations)

    03/23/2014 11:20:40 AM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 3/23/14 | Carl In Jerusalem
    If any of you had any doubt that Jonathan Pollard is anything other than a hostage being held by the United States, this should dispel them: The US is reportedly considering releasing Pollard as an incentive for Israel to go through with the release of 'Israeli Arab' terrorists at the end of this week in order to keep the 'peace talks' going. The talks, which began last summer, were supposed to have concluded at the beginning of April with a framework for negotiations, to be written by Secretary of State John Kerry. But PA chief Mahmoud Abbas has made it...
  • US could free Pollard to rescue Israeli-Palestinian peace talks

    03/23/2014 9:10:48 AM PDT · by SJackson · 19 replies
    Obama administration hasn't ruled out releasing Pollard in exchange for Israel’s agreement to free Israeli Arabs convicted of terrorist acts. With Israeli-Palestinian peace talks teetering on the brink of collapse, US officials are mulling a desperate bid to resuscitate the negotiations by making a significant move that would win the approval of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s coalition, one that may perhaps include the release of Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard, Israel Radio reported on Sunday. Citing Western diplomatic sources, Israel Radio reported that Obama administration officials have not ruled out Netanyahu’s proposal that Pollard be released in exchange for Israel’s agreement...
  • Right-wing MKs apologize to US ambassador for 'closed meeting' leaks

    02/26/2014 7:54:02 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 2/26/14 | LAHAV HARKOV
    Knesset Land of Israel Caucus heads Yariv Levin (Likud Beytenu) and Orit Struck (Bayit Yehudi) expressed regret on Wednesday that a recording of the parliamentary group’s meeting with US Ambassador Dan Shapiro was leaked to the press. The meeting, which took place on Tuesday, was closed to the press and was described by attendees as “charged,” after MKs used harsh language in discussions of imprisoned Israeli agent Jonathan Pollard’s treatment and accused the US of bias against Israel in talks with Palestinians. Shapiro spoke to Levin and Struck, saying that he was upset that the meeting was recorded. The two...
  • CIA Director: Jonathan Pollard Is In Prison Because He's Jewish

    02/08/2014 11:23:21 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 35 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | February 9, 2014 | Karen Levy
    CIA Director: Jonathan Pollard Is In Prison Because He's JewishBy Karen Levy Israel News AgencyJerusalem — February 9, 2014 ... There have been many senior US officials who have called for Israeli Jonathan Pollard to be released, but none ever came from this highest of security institutions. Former CIA Director James Woolsey has reiterated his call for the immediate release of Jonathan Pollard, now in his 29th year behind American bars over charges of spying for Israel. Speaking to the Israel News Agency, Woolsey stated: "It's enough. After a quarter century the time has come to free Pollard. That doesn't...
  • 'There Are More Snowden Documents on Israel' -Glenn Greenwald, publisher of the Snowden documents,

    01/06/2014 10:50:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    inn ^ | 1/6/14 | Elad Benari
    The journalist from the British Guardian who published some of the documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden said on Monday that there are additional leaked documents, unpublished as of yet, relating to Israel. Speaking to Israel’s Channel 10 News, Glenn Greenwald also said that Israel had done the right thing by linking the revelations about American spying on Israeli targets to the continued imprisonment of Jonathan Pollard. Greenwald’s interview comes weeks after leaked documents showed that American spies monitored the email traffic of former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and former Defense Minister Ehud Barak. Greenwald said he had found...
  • Netanyahu 'to demand release of spy in return for peace talks concessions'

    12/30/2013 8:55:31 PM PST · by Star Traveler · 36 replies
    The Guardian ^ | December 24, 2013 | Matthew Kalman
    Israeli PM will demand release of Jonathan Pollard, convicted of spying for Israel against US in 1987, reports say. The Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu will link the release of former US naval intelligence analyst Jonathan Pollard, convicted of spying against the US for Israel, to progress in the US-sponsored peace talks with the Palestinians, Israeli media reported on Tuesday. The reports said Netanyahu would either demand Pollard's release when Israel signed a framework agreement, or as part of a prisoner exchange involving Arab citizens of Israel held for terrorist offences, who have always been excluded from previous agreements. Netanyahu's...
  • Britain sent poison gas chemicals to Assad: Proof UK delivered Sarin to Syrian regime for years

    09/08/2013 1:37:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    British companies sold chemicals to Syria that could have been used to produce the deadly nerve agent that killed 1,400 people, The Mail on Sunday can reveal today. Between July 2004 and May 2010 the Government issued five export licences to two companies, allowing them to sell Syria sodium fluoride, which is used to make sarin. The Government last night admitted for the first time that the chemical was delivered to Syria – a clear breach of international protocol on the trade of dangerous substances that has been condemned as ‘grossly irresponsible’. The sales were made at a time when...
  • US sees Israel, tight Mideast ally, as spy threat

    07/28/2012 3:50:06 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 42 replies
    http://hosted.ap.org ^ | July 28, 2012 | ADAM GOLDMAN and MATT APUZZO
    <p>The CIA station chief opened the locked box containing the sensitive equipment he used from his home in Tel Aviv, Israel, to communicate with CIA headquarters in Virginia, only to find that someone had tampered with it. He sent word to his superiors about the break-in.</p>
  • Jonathan Pollard Denied Attendance at Father's Graveside

    06/20/2011 2:49:19 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 52 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/6/11 | Chana Yaar
    Professor Morris Pollard was laid to rest Monday, denied the privilege of having his son Jonathan present to recite the Kaddish – the traditional Jewish prayer for the dead – over his grave. Jonathan Pollard sat grieving for his father in his jail cell instead, his mother already having died -- also without his presence to comfort her in her final hours. Despite thousands of phone calls that flooded the White House switchboard, an appeal to the U.S. State Department by Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren and pleas by dozens of Israeli lawmakers, the Obama administration refused to allow Pollard to...
  • Henry Kissinger Calls On President Obama To Free Jonathan Pollard

    03/07/2011 2:40:06 PM PST · by Nachum · 66 replies
    Yeshiva World ^ | 3/7/11 | staff
    As the calls for clemency for Jonathan Pollard continue to intensify, Henry A. Kissinger, an elder statesman, well-respected diplomat, and experienced member of the United States intelligence community, has become the latest American governmental leader to issue a public call for Pollard’s release. Pollard has spent more than 25 years languishing in a federal prison for passing classified information to Israel, an ally of the United States. Kissinger, who served as United States Secretary of State and National Security Advisor under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, sent a letter to President Obama requesting that he commute Pollard’s sentence to...
  • Is It Not Torture When the Prisoner is a Jew?

    12/23/2010 10:29:03 AM PST · by Sioux-san · 42 replies
    NewsRealBlog ^ | 12/21/2010 | Phyllis Chesler
    Why is this man still in jail? Why was this man forced to spend seven years in solitary? Why is he still confined, languishing, festering in jail for a total of twenty five years? Solitary confinement is the most barbaric of punishments. Few people can withstand this form of torture without becoming very ill, both physically and mentally. Am I talking about the Soviet Gulag? Or about some hell-hole in Afghanistan or Iran? Last year, The New Yorker ran a piece about solitary confinement. The article concludes that this punishment amounts to torture, that it can even induce “acute psychosis...
  • Let Pollard Go! - An Appeal for Clemency

    12/05/2010 5:37:54 PM PST · by Ari Bussel · 38 replies
    "Postcards from America - Postcards from Israel" ^ | December 5, 2010 | Ari Bussel & Norma Zager
    Uniting Behind a Cause by Ari Bussel and Norma Zager There is no better example of “taking the key and throwing it away” than the way we deserted Jonathan Pollard. Most all of us at least. Pollard, who admitted to spying for Israel, has been in top security American prison since 1986. If only he were charged and found guilty more recently, under a President who loathes Israel, than when Ronald Reagan was the 40th US President (1981—1989). Three months ago, following a long sting operation by the FBI, ten Russians were charged spying for Russia in the United States....
  • US Pentagon scientist arrested for 'agreeing to be Israeli spy'

    10/19/2009 3:51:46 PM PDT · by SJackson · 104 replies · 2,041+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 10-19-09
    A scientist who worked for the US Defense Department, a White House space counsel and other agencies was arrested Monday on espionage charges. Department said Stewart David Nozette, 52, of suburban Chevy Chase, Maryland, was charged in a criminal complaint with attempting to communicate, deliver and transmit classified information to an individual he believed to be an Israeli intelligence officer. The complaint does not allege that the government of Israel or anyone acting on its behalf violated US law. Nozette was arrested Monday by FBI agents. He is expected to make his initial appearance in federal court in Washington on...
  • Anti-Israel rhetoric? Americans can turn the page

    10/09/2007 8:31:04 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies · 384+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 10/08/07 | JEFFREY K. SALKIN
    Anyone who spends as much time in bookstores as I do can smell an emerging literary fad. About 10 years ago, it was books about angels. Not to be undone, the rationalists and atheists have launched their own cottage industry of "God doesn't exist" and "He's mean" books — Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens, among them. We are witnessing the birth of another literary craze — the "Do we really need Israel, anyway?" book. (ENLARGE) Jeffrey K. Salkin of Atlanta is an ordained rabbi and director of Kol Echad, an adult Jewish learning center. He is the author of...
  • Tenet blames Arafat for being 'barrier to peace'

    05/02/2007 5:02:51 PM PDT · by SJackson · 20 replies · 585+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 5-2-07 | HILARY LEILA KRIEGER
    Former CIA director George Tenet places most of the blame for the breakdown of the security plan bearing his name and other efforts to stop the violence after the outbreak of the second intifada on Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in his new book published Monday. "Almost always, that last impenetrable barrier to peace had the same name: Arafat," he writes in his 576-page memoir, of which an entire chapter is devoted to the late PA chairman. In At the Center of the Storm: My Years at the CIA,Tenet also confirms reports from the Wye River negotiations in 1998 that he...
  • Why Pollard Should Never Be Released (The Traitor)

    11/22/2001 7:32:44 PM PST · by blackbag · 61 replies · 68,329+ views
    The New Yorker Magazine | :January 18, 1999, pp. 26-33 | SEYMOUR M. HERSH
    The Case Against Johnathon Pollard In the last decade, Jonathan Pollard, the American Navy employee who spied for Israel in the mid-nineteen-eighties and is now serving a life sentence, has become a cause celebre in Israel and among Jewish groups in the United States. The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, a consortium of fifty-five groups, has publicly called for Pollard's release, arguing, in essence, that his crimes did not amount to high treason against the United States, because Israel was then and remains a close ally. Many of the leading religious organizations have also called for an ...
  • Israel And Freedom For Jonathan Pollard

    04/28/2005 1:50:07 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 125 replies · 2,599+ views
    Jerusalem Post / Israel News Agency ^ | April 28, 2005 | Caroline Glick / Joel Leyden
    Israel And Freedom For Jonathan Pollard By Caroline Glick The Jerusalem Post - With INA Publisher's Note Below Jerusalem ---- April 28......Jonathan Pollard is one of the most polarizing figures of our times. Pollard, a former intelligence analyst in US naval intelligence, has now served 20 years of a life imprisonment sentence following his conviction for transferring classified US intelligence materials relating to Arab ballistic missile and nonconventional weapons programs to Israel from May 1984 until his arrest in November 1985. For his contribution to Israel's security and for his long suffering in prison, Israel considers Pollard a national hero....
  • Knesset resolution demands Pollard's release

    03/17/2005 8:29:14 AM PST · by billorites · 38 replies · 898+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | March 15, 2005 | Nina Gilbert
    The Knesset passed a resolution on Tuesday demanding that the government make the US release of Pollard a condition for Israel's freeing of Palestinian prisoners. It also called on the government to demand that the US immediately release Pollard on humanitarian grounds because of his long prison service and his deteriorating health. The resolution, drafted by the National Union, Shas and National Religious Party, noted that Israel has recognized Pollard as an Israeli agent who acted loyally for the security of its citizens. Yitzhak Levy (NRP) said Israel was being asked by the US to make gestures to the Palestinians....
  • Web of Conspiracies. False rumors go from fringe staff go mainstream-again and again.

    05/18/2004 7:03:21 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 49 replies · 1,502+ views
    NRO ^ | May 18, 2004, 8:36 a.m. | Michael Rubin
    On May 13, 2004, Senator Edward Kennedy berated Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz at the Senate Armed Services Committee, condemning "disaster after disaster" in U.S. Iraq policy. Well before the Abu Ghraib revelations, Kennedy has sought to transform Iraqi freedom from a philosophical and strategic issue into a partisan debate, without regard either to reality or result. On April 6, Kennedy called Iraq "George Bush's Vietnam." On March 5, 2004, Senator Edward Kennedy, speaking before the Council on Foreign Relations, took the president to task for allegedly exaggerating the threat posed by Iraq: "The evidence so far leads to...
  • Recognize the legality of the Israeli Settlements

    08/17/2004 9:37:49 AM PDT · by MiddleEastInfo · 10 replies · 498+ views
    PetitionOnline.com ^ | 2004 | Yosef Rabin
    To: President Bush Dear President Bush, We, the citizens of the United States of America, demand that the US Government fully recognize the legality of the Israeli communities situated in the West Bank and Gaza. The following declarations in support of the Jewish communities situated in the West Bank and must be made prior to the upcoming November elections. Settlements are Not Illegal! 1. The settlements are not located in "occupied territory." The last binding international legal instrument which divided the territory in the region of Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza was the League of Nations Mandate, which explicitly...
  • THUMBS DOWN ON TRAITOR POLLARD

    11/13/2003 11:29:28 PM PST · by kattracks · 61 replies · 296+ views
    New York Post ^ | 11/14/03 | AP
    <p>November 14, 2003 -- WASHINGTON - A federal judge yesterday rejected convicted spy Jonathan Pollard's latest attempt to fight his life sentence for selling military secrets to Israel. U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Hogan, who is chief judge of the court, also noted in a blunt order that Pollard seemed to have little hope of winning a presidential pardon.</p>
  • Pollard to get another day in court

    08/14/2003 8:10:40 PM PDT · by Phil V. · 51 replies · 439+ views
    Internet Jerusalem Post ^ | Aug. 14, 2003 | THE JERUSALEM POST INTERNET STAFF
    Pollard to get another day in court The Jerusalem Post Internet Staff Aug. 14, 2003 Lawyers for imprisoned spy Jonathan Pollard will have 40 minutes in a federal courtroom on September 2nd to explain why they should be permitted to continue efforts to rescind his life sentence, the Jewish Telegraph Agency reports. Attorneys Jacques Semmelman and Eliot Lauer will get 30 minutes to argue why they should be permitted to appeal, the government can take a half hour to respond, and then Pollard s attorneys will be granted 10 minutes for the last word. The hearing will reportedly focus...
  • Pollard release coming-hearing scheduled. (Fury alert)

    08/13/2003 9:14:43 PM PDT · by Finalapproach29er · 54 replies · 522+ views
    JTA ^ | August 13 2003 | FinalApproach29er
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 (JTA) — Sept. 2, 2003 is going to be a big day for Jonathan Pollard: The American Jewish spy is going to get another day in court. Pollard´s lawyers will have 40 minutes in a federal courtroom to explain why they should be permitted to continue efforts to rescind the life sentence he received 18 years ago for committing espionage for Israel. Years of tenacious motions by attorneys Jacques Semmelman and Eliot Lauer either have been vigorously opposed by government attorneys or allowed to languish in the court. Now U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Hogan has granted...
  • Pollard recruiter resurfaces in U.S.

    07/30/2003 11:00:35 PM PDT · by AIRBORN RANGER SAMSON · 7 replies · 382+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | July 11, 2003 | Richard Sale
    <p>The Israeli recruiter of convicted spy Jonathan Pollard has reemerged on American soil and is being scrutinized by the FBI, according to well-placed intelligence and law enforcement sources.</p> <p>According to former senior Pentagon officials, Pollard was recruited in the fall of 1981 by Rafael "Rafi" Eitan, also known as "Rafi the stinker."</p>
  • The Treatment of a Jew (Jonathan Pollard)

    06/25/2003 7:03:19 AM PDT · by richardtavor · 18 replies · 385+ views
    International Christian Zionist Story | June 24, 2003 | Jan Willem Van der Hoeven
    The treatment of a Jew Jonathan Pollard about 18 years ago held a sensitive position in the United States intelligence community which gave him access to some classified information. Being a Jew, besides being a United States citizen, gave him an extra awareness about the dangers his Jewish people in Israel were facing, Israel being at the time classified as a United States friendly nation - certainly not an enemy state. Besides, there was a commitment during those days by the United States that they would pass on the intelligence information that would be vital for Israel's security to know....
  • My Traitor's Heart - Jonathan Pollard

    08/07/2002 1:21:10 PM PDT · by robowombat · 29 replies · 264+ views
    Sierra Time ^ | 06. 21. 02 | Anthony C. LoBaido
    My Traitor's Heart - Jonathan Pollard By Anthony C. LoBaido Published 06. 21. 02 at 21:34 Sierra Time The Politically Incorrect Spy: Time to send him home to Israel. Jonathan Pollard was a very naughty boy - not only did he spy for Israel, one of America's staunchest allies -- he dared to stand on the side of almost every politically incorrect issue of the mid 1980s. Now as Pollard languishes in a North Carolina prison in failing health, it would behoove American patriots to reexamine the case -- free of the media spin provided by Wolf Blitzer, Seymour Hersh...