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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.
  • If Jonathan Pollard Spied for Iraq

    07/11/2003 12:36:09 PM PDT · by yonif · 31 replies · 256+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 11 July 2003 | Rick Dorfman
    Jonathan Pollard transferred classified information, vital to the national security of Israel, to the government of the Jewish State in 1983. This information was about the weapons of mass destruction programs of rogue states in the Middle East, including Iraq, Syria and Libya, who are likely to target Israel with chemical and/or nuclear weapons should they possess the capabilities to do so. The information was legally entitled to Israel under the 1983 Memorandum of Understanding between America and Israel. Pollard has repeatedly expressed remorse for his actions, and pled guilty to one count of "Passing classified information to an ally,...
  • Mofaz: War on Hizbullah could bring home missing soldiers; US should release Pollard

    07/08/2003 10:31:18 AM PDT · by yonif · 6 replies · 281+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Jul. 8, 2003 | NINA GILBERT
    Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz said Tuesday that if the changes now sweeping through the Middle East with US backing push Syria and Lebanon to dismantle the "Hizbullah terror organization," Israel may be able to obtain the return of its missing and captive soldiers. Mofaz said the Lebanese government should not be excused from responsibility for the "aggression toward Israel," but said that if it deploys its army to the border and neutralizes Hizbullah there could be a chance for neighborly relations and the missing could be quickly returned home. He was speaking to the Knesset in a session to mark...
  • Pollard Was Blamed for Crimes of Arch-Spies Ames and Hannsen

    05/26/2003 9:17:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 179 replies · 1,236+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | May 26, 2003 | staff
    As supporters of Jonathan Pollard prepare for a prayer rally on his behalf at the Western Wall on June 4, it appears that one of the most important questions surrounding his case has been answered. Former federal prosecutor John Loftus, in an article in the June issue of Moment Magazine, writes the following: "There is a good reason why neither Congress nor the American Jewish leadership supports the release of Jonathan Pollard from prison: They all were told a lie - a humongous Washington whopper of a lie. The lie was [that] Pollard had supposedly given Israel a list of...
  • The Truth About Jonathan Pollard

    05/23/2003 8:58:26 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 92 replies · 782+ views
    Moment ^ | Received in e-mail 5/23/2003 | John Loftus
    When American intelligence broke the Soviet wartime code, we learned that the Soviets had infiltrated the American government. The American intelligence community’s penchant for secrecy and its refusal to admit that it had been infiltrated was so great that it failed to disclose this to President Harry S. Truman. This is how Daniel Patrick Moynihan described it: "The Soviets knew we knew they knew we knew. The only one who didn’t know was the President of the United States. Our politics was injured for 30 years by this."—Quoted in the New York Times, March 30, 2002 here is a good...
  • White Supremacist Pleads Guilty to 1999 Slaying of Gay Couple in California

    02/28/2003 7:44:50 PM PST · by Mr. Mulliner · 10 replies · 339+ views
    White Supremacist Pleads Guilty to 1999 Slaying of Gay Couple in CaliforniaThe Associated PressPublished: Feb 28, 2003 REDDING, Calif. (AP) - A white supremacist who admitted fire bombing three synagogues and a building housing an abortion clinic pleaded guilty Friday to killing a gay couple about two weeks after the arsons. Under a plea agreement, James Tyler Williams, 32, will be sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for the shooting deaths of Gary Matson and Winfield Mowder in their Happy Valley home in 1999. He could have received the death penalty had the case gone to trial....
  • Israel scorns 'anti-semitic little Belgium'

    02/13/2003 9:19:38 PM PST · by RCW2001 · 19 replies · 314+ views
    Conal Urquhart in Jerusalem Friday February 14, 2003 The Guardian Israel accused Belgium of anti-semitism yesterday following a court decision which could lead to the prosecution of Ariel Sharon, the Israeli prime minister. The Belgian supreme court ruled on Wednesday that Israeli military commanders could be prosecuted for complicity in the massacre of 800 Palestinians in Lebanon in 1982. Binyamin Netanyahu, Israel's foreign minister, summoned the Belgian ambassador yesterday and told him that the action of the court was equivalent to a "blood libel" against the Jewish people. He also asked the Israeli ambassador to Belgium to return for consultations....
  • Mississippi Nissan plant attracts 61,000 job seekers

    02/06/2003 9:37:08 PM PST · by RCW2001 · 6 replies · 1,443+ views
    Associated Press / SFGate
    BARBARA POWELL, Associated Press WriterThursday, February 6, 2003 ©2003 Associated Press URL: (02-06) 21:34 PST CANTON, Miss. (AP) -- All things being equal, the odds of Eric Gilkey landing a job at Nissan's sprawling new assembly plant are a slim 1-in-15. That's no knock against Gilkey, a 36-year-old state employee. It's just that Gilkey must compete with the 61,000 others who have applied for one of 4,000 well-paying positions the plant must fill by the end of the year. Nissan North America will open the first phase of its $1.5 billion assembly plant in May. The plant will make...
  • France, Russia Urge Expansion of UN Arms Inspections

    02/05/2003 4:41:39 PM PST · by RCW2001 · 14 replies · 262+ views
    <p>United Nations, Feb. 5 (Bloomberg) -- France, Russia and other members of the United Nations Security Council said U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell's outline of evidence against Iraq made the case for strengthening UN weapons inspections.</p> <p>French Foreign Minister Dominique de Villepin said the use of inspections to disarm Iraq ``has not been completely explored,'' and he proposed doubling or tripling the number of inspectors and adding French Mirage IV surveillance aircraft to scout suspicious activity in Iraq.</p>
  • It's time to release Jonathan Pollard.

    12/10/2002 4:51:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 57 replies · 339+ views ^ | Dec. 10, 2002 | Sara Levinsky Rigler
    In 1995, an American Naval officer named Michael Schwartz (a non-Jew) was arrested and, after confessing, indicted for spying for Saudi Arabia, an American ally. Schwartz's only punishment was discharge from the Navy with the loss of his rank and pension. He never spent a day in prison. In 1986, Dr. Abdel Kader Helmy was arrested and indicted for passing American ballistic missile secrets and parts to Egypt, which then passed them on to Iraq. Helmy's treachery led directly to Iraq's development of the Condor missile. At the insistence of both the State and the Defense Departments, Helmy was indicted...
  • Pollard: What He Knows, And Leaders Of Jewry

    12/10/2002 4:29:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies · 198+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Dec. 10, 2002 | staff
    As Jonathan Pollard continues to languish in tortuous conditions in a U.S. prison - he began his 18th year in prison last month - the questions continue to rankle: Why was he sentenced to life in prison in direct contrast to the terms of his plea bargain? Why are certain U.S. officials - past and present - so dead-set against any leniency to Pollard? Did a secret memo by then-Defense Secretary Weinberger accuse Pollard of treason, even though neither the charges against him nor any evidence indicate anything close to that? Some answers may be found in a letter by...
  • Thinking About Jonathan Pollard

    12/08/2002 4:27:36 PM PST · by SJackson · 119 replies · 272+ views
    Artuz Sheva ^ | 08 December 2002 | Larry Domnitch
    The third Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, also known by his pen name, the Tzemach Tzedek, sent a letter to one of his emissaries on behalf of another, named Reb Chaim Yehoshua, who was languishing in a Russian jail. Through tireless efforts and at great personal risk, Reb Chaim Yehoshua had managed to rescue hundreds of boys from the fate of being inducted for prolonged service in Czar Nicholas´ army as Cantonists. The Czar´s purpose in recruiting the boys (literally boys) was to force them to accept baptism - by any means. Reb Chaim landed in prison due to...
  • Appeasement of Iraq Made Me A Spy (Pollard)

    11/04/2002 5:23:57 PM PST · by JohnathanRGalt · 75 replies · 589+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 15, 1991 | Jonathan Pollard
    Appeasement of Iraq Made Me A Spy by Jonathan PollardThe Wall Street Journal - Originally published February 15, 1991 JONATHAN POLLARD: ....the photos that I turned over to the Israelis were of a number of Iraqi chemical weapons manufacturing plants which the government did not want to admit existed. Why? ....What the administration was really concerned about was being placed in a position where it would have to admit that it had tacitly condoned the creation of an Iraqi chemical weapons manufacturing capability. Introduction - Wall Street Journal -February 15, 1991 In 1985, my son, Jonathan Pollard pleaded guilty to...
  • Plea For Pollard

    07/18/2002 6:00:50 PM PDT · by RCW2001 · 19 replies · 450+ views
    Plea For Pollard Former Israeli Chief Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu, who has been very active on behalf of Jonathan Pollard, has asked once again to emphasize the importance of working for Pollard's release from prison. Rabbi Eliyahu visited Pollard in his North Carolina prison cell at least twice, and has offered to personally intervene with the American government in order to request his release. In a letter he wrote to Pollard's attorney Larry Dub, Rabbi Eliyahu states: "In response to the question that others have asked you, namely whether the mitzvah of Pidyon Shvuyim [the commandment to redeem captives] is...
  • Soldier punished for exposing sexcapades?

    06/23/2002 4:48:15 PM PDT · by Walt Griffith · 30 replies · 376+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | June 23, 2002 | Jon Dougherty
                        A U.S. Army sergeant stationed in Germany is                   being punished, instead of the senior enlisted man                   he caught having an affair with his wife, even                   though such adulterous behavior is illegal.                    Worse, according to sources in Germany, senior                   officers may even have been ordered by top brass to                   keep quiet about the incident out of fears that the                   senior sergeant involved "may have something on                   them."                    Details of the affair involving Sgt. Ken Eiland, his                   wife Tina, and Eiland's senior non-commissioned                   officer, SFC Vernon Pollard, were first...