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  • U.S. Spy Pollard Claims Torture in Prison

    05/08/2005 9:34:25 PM PDT · by SmithL · 44 replies · 1,150+ views
    AP ^ | 5/8/5
    JERUSALEM, Israel -- Jonathan Pollard, an American imprisoned in the United States for spying for Israel, is seeking to be declared a Prisoner of Zion — a status that would require Israel to do all it can to get him released, his lawyer said Sunday. Israel, which has pressed the issue of releasing Pollard with the U.S. government, has so far refused to assign him that status, which was originally created for Jewish activists imprisoned in the Soviet Union in the 1970s and 80s. Pollard's petition alleges he was kept naked for more than a year in solitary confinement in...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Hunger Strike For Pollard (Students For A Free Pollard...)

    09/11/2002 3:56:42 PM PDT · by RCW2001 · 20 replies · 341+ views
    A group of young Israelis who call themselves "Students For A Free Pollard" are in the midst of a hunger strike, protesting what they say is Israel's abandonment of Jonathan Pollard. Pollard remains in a North Carolina prison serving a life sentence for passing confidential US documents to Israel. The group has been holding a sit-in opposite the Prime Minister's residence in Jerusalem this week, which coincides with the ten days of repentance (Aseret Yemei Teshuva) between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. A group spokesman told Arutz Sheva today that the nation of Israel must do teshuva (repent) for "abandoning...
  • Neocons Blast Bush's Inaction On 'Spy' Affair

    09/10/2004 10:52:36 AM PDT · by ElkCounty · 17 replies · 1,056+ views
    Forward ^ | September 10th, 2004 | Marc Perelman
    In an indication of their growing estrangement with the Bush administration, neoconservatives are slamming the White House for failing to stop what they describe as an antisemitic campaign to marginalize them being conducted by the CIA and the State Department. This view was outlined in a memo circulating among neoconservative foreign policy analysts in Washington. Obtained by the Forward, the memo criticizes the White House for not refuting press reports on the FBI's investigation of Pentagon analyst Lawrence Franklin that suggest wrongdoing on the part of Jewish officials at the Defense Department. "If there is any truth to any of...
  • A Spy for Israel?

    09/01/2004 5:27:44 AM PDT · by OESY · 2 replies · 389+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 1, 2004 | Editorial
    ...It's hard to see behind the veil of classification, but on current evidence this is not another Jonathan Pollard, the bona fide spy still in jail for spilling U.S. secrets to Israel in the 1980s. Nor is it part of a Zionist conspiracy run by Undersecretary of Defense Douglas Feith, whose photograph seems to accompany every news report. As of this writing, no charges have been brought against Lawrence Franklin, a mid-level Pentagon analyst suspected of passing to Israel classified documents on Iran via Aipac, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. Israel denies it, Aipac denies it, and Mr. Franklin...
  • 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...

    06/23/2004 12:58:35 PM PDT · by areafiftyone · 19 replies · 246+ views
    CNS ^ | 6/23/04
    Jerusalem ( - Contrary to his own claims, former U.S. President Bill Clinton did promise to release convicted spy Jonathon Pollard as part of the Wye River Memorandum that Israel and the Palestinians signed in 1998 -- but Clinton went back on his word at the last minute, said an Israeli insider who attended the Wye talks. In his autobiography My Life , Clinton denied that he had ever promised to release Pollard, an American convicted of spying on behalf of Israel and sentenced to life in prison in 1987. Pollard has served longer than any other person convicted of...
  • Pollard's lawyers seek review on sentence

    01/15/2004 2:01:19 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 50 replies · 1,045+ views
    Penn Live ^ | 1/15/04 | Hope Yen
    Lawyers for convicted spy Jonathan Pollard are asking an appeals court to allow a review of his life sentence for selling military secrets to Israel. The request filed Wednesday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit seeks to overturn a judge's ruling in November that found Pollard had waited too long to challenge his 1987 sentence and rejected claims that Pollard's original attorneys did not adequately represent him. Pollard's current lawyers argue that U.S. District Judge Thomas Hogan didn't address their claims that prosecutors reneged on a promise to seek a lesser sentence in return...
  • Senator Schumer Calls for Pollard Release (YES THE SPY) (September 9, 1999)

    09/30/2003 5:11:08 PM PDT · by Lockbox · 4 replies · 225+ views
    New York Post ^ | September 9, 1999 | Deborah Orin
    Senator Schumer Calls for Pollard Release New York Post - September 9, 1999 Pollard Is Hillary's Next Hornet's NestBy Deborah OrinHILLARY Clinton's FALN headache is about to get worse - because Sen. Chuck Schumer has come out for clemency for convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard. Schumer joins Mayor Giuliani - Mrs. Clinton's likely Senate foe - who has called for clemency for Pollard, thus putting new pressure on Mrs. Clinton on an issue dear to many Jewish voters. "After years of studying the issue, Sen. Schumer believes Jonathan Pollard meets [the] criteria," his office said in a statement yesterday when...
  • Jonathan Pollard

    09/02/2003 7:26:35 PM PDT · by lsilver5 · 62 replies · 450+ views
    HaModia ^ | June 13, 2003 | Michael Stein
    Shocking Revelations in Pollard Case Michael Stein - HaModia - June 13, 2003 A conversation with Eliot Lauer, Esq., Jonathan Pollard’s lead lawyer, confirms that new developments may benefit his client. Summary and analysis follow. The case for the release of Jonathan Pollard has taken on a new twist with the recent publication of an article by noted author and former Justice Department attorney, John Loftus, in which he claims that Pollard’s severe punishment can be attributed to heretofore unknown information, and for which he was deliberately framed. In a comprehensive article that was published in Moment Magazine, Mr. Loftus...
  • A TRAITOR IS A TRAITOR (Another view of the Jonathan Pollard case)

    09/04/2003 7:24:42 AM PDT · by bedolido · 84 replies · 537+ views
    NY Post ^ | 09/04/03 | Ralph Peters
    <p>September 3, 2003 -- JONATHAN Pollard, convicted spy, would like to be set free. His advocates in the United States also want Pollard to go free. And his one-time paymasters in Israel badly want him to go free. Pollard was in court yesterday asking for a reduction in his sentence. But he should have been executed for his crimes. His life sentence was a mercy he didn't deserve. Releasing him from prison while he's still breathing would be terrible for America - and even worse for Israel.</p>
  • Pollard attorneys seek access to secret report used in spy sentencing

    09/02/2003 10:26:57 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 1 replies · 198+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, September 3, 2003 | By Bill Gertz
    <p>Jonathan Jay Pollard, convicted of spying for Israel, appeared in federal court yesterday for the first time in 16 years as his attorneys sought access to a secret report used in a judge's decision to give him a life prison term.</p>
  • Judge Asked to Reopen Pollard Israeli Spy Case

    09/02/2003 6:24:33 PM PDT · by Selmo · 35 replies · 225+ views
    Reuters ^ | September 2, 2003 | James Vicini
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A lawyer for Jonathan Pollard, a former U.S. Navy intelligence analyst who admitted spying for Israel, argued on Tuesday his 1987 sentence of life in prison should be set aside because he received ineffective assistance of counsel. Lawyer Jacques Semmelman asked U.S. District Chief Judge Thomas Hogan to reconsider a different judge's ruling in 2001 that denied a request to set aside the sentence, which Pollard, 49, is serving at a federal prison in North Carolina. Pollard, wearing dark green prison garb and white yarmulke, sat at the defense table, never addressing the court during the 90-minute...
  • Pollard's Lawyers Seek His Early Release

    09/02/2003 4:16:46 PM PDT · by Nick Thimmesch · 6 replies · 220+ views
    AP ^ | 9-2-03 | Anne Gearan
    Pollard's Lawyers Seek His Early Release By ANNE GEARAN The Associated Press Tuesday, September 2, 2003; 7:04 PM WASHINGTON - Jonathan Pollard, given a life sentence for selling military secrets to Israel, appeared in public for the first time in 16 years Tuesday as his lawyers tried to help him win early release. Pollard looked heavier and grayer than the man who stood in the same courthouse and admitted espionage in 1987. The bearded Pollard wore a yarmulke and a green shirt stamped "Arlington County Jail." He nodded hello to his wife in the courtroom's front row, and then sat...
  • Convicted spy Pollard returns to court to challenge life term

    09/02/2003 11:41:07 AM PDT · by Brian S · 18 replies · 282+ views
    ANNE GEARAN Associated Press WASHINGTON - The last time Jonathan Pollard faced a judge in a Washington courtroom he expected to learn he would spend several years in prison for spying for Israel. Instead, as many in the packed courtroom gasped, Pollard was sentenced to prison for life. Pollard was scheduled to return to the same courthouse Tuesday, as another judge considers procedural matters in Pollard's long campaign to reduce his sentence. It will be the first time Pollard has been seen in public since 1987, when he received life imprisonment. Pollard claims prosecutors reneged on a promise to seek...
  • Jonathan Pollard's 49th Birthday Open Letter to PM Sharon (FREE POLLARD)

    08/20/2003 12:47:04 PM PDT · by M 91 u2 K · 52 replies · 311+ views ^ | 8/9/03 | Jonathan Pollard
    August 9, 2003 Butner, North Carolina Dear Prime Minister Sharon, Today is my 49th birthday. In honor of the occasion, I am writing to share my thanks, my blessings and a piece of hard-earned wisdom which the last 18 years in prison have taught me. First of all, my thanks. This may surprise you, but I am grateful to you. Allow me to explain by citing several of your recent initiatives as examples: We have learned that when you met with President Bush just prior to my 49th birthday in prison, you never mentioned a word about me - an...
  • 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...
  • Hendel Asks What About Pollard?

    07/27/2003 10:46:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies · 297+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | July 227, 2003 | staff Deputy Minister (National Union) Tzvi Hendel today asked once again that the issue of the release of PA prisoners be linked to America's release of Jonathan Pollard. Hendel added "the impertinence cries to the heavens", explaining that while we continue to release terrorists, Jonathan Pollard remains in a US prison. Other requests made to the prime minister to link prisoner releases to the release of Pollard and Israeli citizen Azzam Azzam [who is imprisoned in Egypt] have been rejected by Prime Minister Sharon.