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  • House Arrest for Jonathan Pollard?

    10/16/2006 6:04:12 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 22 replies · 941+ views
    Israel Insider ^ | October 11, 2006 | Esther Pollard
    House arrest for Jonathan Pollard in light of the profound injustice of this case is an absurd proposal. It is an open secret in Washington that Jonathan is serving a life sentence not because of what he did, but because of what he represents -- the State of Israel. Conventional wisdom holds that Jonathan has had his day in court. In point of fact, every legal appeal to uphold Jonathan's constitutional right to a fair hearing has been summarily rejected on non-substantial technicalities. In layman?s terms, the case has never been heard. Even in spite of the endorsements of such...
  • Eitan to 'Post': Pollard was a mistake

    09/15/2006 8:04:10 AM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies · 454+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/15/6 | GIL HOFFMAN
    Seniors Affairs Minister Rafi Eitan, who was the intelligence officer who ran agent Jonathan Pollard in the mid-1980s, told The Jerusalem Post in an interview at his Knesset office this week that he regretted using the US Navy analyst to spy on his home country. Pollard has been credited with giving Israel crucial information about its enemies that the US had been withholding. Eitan said Israel could and should have obtained the information via legal means. "I gave my opinion to the Americans that I made a mistake [when I operated him] but that Israel was in dire straits, which...
  • Pollard: Republicans target Parra, district seat

    08/31/2006 5:42:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 306+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/30/06 | Vic Pollard
    SACRAMENTO -- Nearly every time I've walked into the Capitol building this week, I've been buttonholed by one Republican or another who says something like, "Did you see that Nicole Parra voted for driver's licenses for illegal immigrants?" It's all part of the GOP's search for anything they can use to help Republican Danny Gilmore in his campaign to unseat the Democratic assemblywoman who represents the west valley 30th Assembly District. Republican strategists believe the district, while it is heavily Latino in population, is conservative, especially on social issues like immigration, abortion and guns. They hope to paint Parra as...
  • Report: US to release Pollard in Barghouti swap deal

    04/15/2006 4:31:49 PM PDT · by Sabramerican · 142 replies · 2,749+ views
    JERUSALEM POST ^ | Apr. 16, 2006 | Staff
    Report: US to release Pollard in Barghouti swap deal Staff, THE JERUSALEM POST Apr. 16, 2006 Officials in Jerusalem claimed on Saturday that the US would free imprisoned Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard in exchange for Israel releasing jailed Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti. According to Army Radio, Israel is set to offer the proposed prisoner swap deal in the next few months, following the unfolding anarchy in the Palestinian Authority. Seemingly, Israel intends to use Barghouti's release to strengthen the Fatah movement against the background of the much criticized rule of the new Hamas-led Palestinian government. In 2004 Israel suggested...
  • Esther Pollard: Bush is Willing to Free Pollard This Week

    04/11/2006 1:44:11 PM PDT · by shield · 67 replies · 1,738+ views
    Israel National News ^ | April 10th, 2006 | Esther Pollard
    Jonathan Pollard's wife Esther said this morning that U.S. President Bush is ready to free the imprisoned Israeli - but that Prime Minister-designate Ehud Olmert has to make the request. Speaking on Channel Two's Monday morning television talk program, Esther Pollard said, "Someone who is very close to President Bush came to me last night and said that Bush is ready to free Jonathan even in time for the upcoming Passover holiday [which starts Wednesday night] - as long as Olmert makes an official request." She said that the source with whom she spoke is "known very well to Mr....
  • Spy for Israel Loses Supreme Court Appeal [Pollard]

    03/20/2006 7:56:46 AM PST · by SmithL · 154 replies · 2,124+ views
    AP ^ | 3/20/6
    WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court refused Monday to give Jonathan Pollard, now serving a life sentence for spying for Israel, access to records that could bolster his case for a presidential clemency. Pollard's lawyers wanted the justices to reopen his case, so that they could pursue secret documents the government submitted to the judge who sentenced Pollard in 1987. Pollard sold military secrets to Israel while he worked at the Defense Department's Pentagon headquarters. He was arrested in 1985 and pleaded guilty. The Supreme Court had already refused to let the former Navy intelligence analyst withdraw the guilty plea. The...
  • Israel rules Pollard not prisoner of Zion

    01/16/2006 8:10:56 PM PST · by Howlin · 282 replies · 3,686+ views
    Science Daily ^ | January 16, 2006
    <p>JERUSALEM, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Israel's high court ruled Monday against convicted spy Jonathan Pollard's request to be deemed a prisoner of Zion and repatriated from the United States.</p> <p>Pollard, a civilian U.S. Naval intelligence analyst pleaded guilty to espionage on June 4, 1986, and received a life sentence and a recommendation that he never be paroled.</p>
  • US considers exchanging Jewish spy for jailed Fatah leader

    12/06/2005 1:49:57 PM PST · by SJackson · 67 replies · 1,153+ views
    Xinhuanet ^ | 12-5-05
    GAZA, Dec. 5 (Xinhuanet) -- The United States is considering the possibility of releasing a Jewish spy in return for the release of jailed Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti, Israeli media reported Monday. The website of Israeli Ha'aretz daily said the idea of exchanging Jonathan Pollard for Barghouti came after international requests to release Barghouti to race in the Palestinian legislative elections due on Jan. 25, 2006. Barghouti, 46, is serving five life sentences in an Israeli prison after he was arrested in 2002 during the Israeli Defensive Shield operation in the West Bank. The jailed Fatah leader won an overwhelming...
  • Pollard blasts Israel in phone interview

    11/21/2005 4:05:15 PM PST · by blueminnesota · 6 replies · 532+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/22/2005 | Tidhar Ofek
    In a telephone interview Monday evening with talk-show host Yair Lapid, US prisoner Jonathan Pollard blasted the Israeli government for not recognizing him as an Israeli intelligence agent.... Pollard, in frustration, called the Israeli government a "mafia," which only protected its own.
  • Convicted Spy Pollard Loses Appeal

    07/22/2005 10:31:25 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 18 replies · 590+ views
    AP ^ | 7/22/05 | Sam Hanael
    A federal appeals court Friday rejected convicted spy Jonathan Pollard's latest effort to reduce the life sentence he received for selling military secrets to Israel while working as an intelligence analyst for the Navy. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled that Pollard waited too long to try to contest his 1987 sentence and failed to make a convincing case that he got poor legal help. The court also ruled that it had no authority to review Pollard's request to see secret documents the Reagan administration submitted to the judge who imposed the sentence 18 years...
  • U.S. court rejects Israeli spy Pollard's appeal

    07/22/2005 10:13:22 AM PDT · by E Rocc · 9 replies · 426+ views
    Yahoo ^ | July 22, 2005 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Jonathan Pollard, a former U.S. Navy intelligence analyst who pleaded guilty to spying for Israel, lost an appeal on Friday challenging his life sentence on the grounds that he had received ineffective legal advice. A federal appeals court upheld the dismissal of the latest bid by the 50-year-old Pollard attacking the punishment handed down in 1987. He is serving the life sentence at a federal prison in North Carolina. The three-judge panel ruled that Pollard's motion filed in 2000 was too late because he actually knew earlier the necessary facts that supported his claims of ineffective assistance...
  • Ambassador To US Visits Pollard

    05/17/2005 1:25:32 PM PDT · by Cecily · 24 replies · 511+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | May 17, 2005
    Israel's Ambassador to the United States Danny Ayalon met Jonathon Pollard in his cell in a North Carolina prison for the first time Tuesday. It was the first official visit by an Israeli government representative since Pollard's incarceration some 19 years ago. Sources in the embassy said that Ayalon was bringing a message of support and encouragement from Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, Army Radio reported.
  • Israelis 'hopeful' on release for U.S. spy Pollard

    05/17/2005 6:49:09 AM PDT · by Destro · 40 replies · 983+ views ^ | 17 May 2005 11:14:42 GMT | Dan Williams
    17 May 2005 11:14:42 GMT Israelis 'hopeful' on release for U.S. spy Pollard By Dan Williams JERUSALEM, May 17 (Reuters) - Israel expects imminent progress in its bid to secure the release of Jonathan Pollard, an ex-U.S. Navy intelligence analyst convicted of spying for the Jewish state in the 1980s, political sources said on Tuesday. They said Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, keen to shore up support among Israeli right-wingers split by his plan to withdraw from the occupied Gaza Strip this summer, raised the issue with U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice last month. Israel's ambassador to Washington, Danny Ayalon,...
  • U.S. Spy Seeks Israel's Intervention

    05/08/2005 10:27:04 PM PDT · by Dr. Marten · 9 replies · 460+ views
    Fox News ^ | 05.09.05
     U.S. Spy Seeks Israel's Intervention     JERUSALEM  — 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...
  • 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...