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  • Palestinian Authority Report Predicts: 3rd Intifada in 2014

    12/29/2013 6:47:23 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    INN ^ | 12/29/2013, 11:59 AM | Maayana Miskin
    A report compiled by security sources in the Palestinian Authority indicates a high chance for an “intifada” terror war in 2014. The PA report was published by Kol Yisrael (Voice of Israel) radio. […] United States Secretary of State John Kerry has used threats of a “third Intifada” to pressure Israeli leaders to accept America’s proposals regarding an Israel-PA diplomatic deal. …
  • Peres: Impossible to Separate Religion and State in Israel

    12/29/2013 3:29:36 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/12/13 | David Lev
    There is no way to separate Judaism from the state of Israel, President Shimon Peres said Sunday. On a visit to the Machon Lev Jerusalem Technology College, Peres said that despite the efforts of secularists, Israel would always remain a Jewish state. Peres addressed a question from a student who said that “in recent months we have seen an unparalleled attempt to defame the hareidi religious public, especially when it comes to serving in the IDF.” Did Peres believe that it was necessary to force hareidi religious yeshiva students into the army in order to get them into the workforce?...
  • Former MK Eldad: Time to Treat the Temple Mount Like a Holy Site

    12/29/2013 6:12:24 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    INN ^ | 12/30/2013, 3:16 AM | Elad Benari
    Former MK Professor Aryeh Eldad, head of the Professors for a Strong Israel organization, sharply criticized on Sunday the way the State of Israel has been conducting itself since 1967 with respect to the Temple Mount. Eldad’s remarks come in the wake of the publication of the contents of a secret report by the State Comptroller regarding the enforcement, or lack thereof, of the law at the Temple Mount. […] “You can decide to ignore the Bedouin land theft in the Negev, but the Temple Mount is the most important issue there is,” he told Arutz Sheva. “It’s not for...
  • Erekat Condemns Vote on Jordan Valley Annexation

    12/29/2013 6:01:38 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/12/13 | Elad Benari
    The Palestinian Authority’s (PA) chief negotiator for peace talks with Israel on Sunday condemned the vote by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation in favor of a bill that would annex the Jordan Valley and place it under full Israeli sovereignty. Four ministers voted in favor of the draft law, which was proposed by Likud MK Miri Regev. Three opposed it. Responding to the vote, chief PA negotiator Saeb Erekat told the Ma’an news agency that the decision destroys all efforts for peace with Israel, showing the Israeli government's "indifference" toward international law. Erekat added that the PA’s response should be...
  • The Temple Mount, Dismounted

    12/29/2013 3:16:22 AM PST · by markomalley · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/29/2013 | Janet Tassel
    In June 1967, Israeli paratroopers entered Jerusalem's Old City after Israel's miraculous victory in the Six-Day War. The Old City had been under Jordanian control for nineteen years, an era of wanton destruction of synagogues and of ethnic cleansing of all Jews from the Old City. The paratroopers made their prayerful way to the Temple Mount, the holiest piece of ground in all Judaism, site of the First and Second Great Temples and, by tradition, the ark itself. Three paratroopers climbed to the top of the Dome of The Rock (built atop the former Second Temple) and unfurled the Israeli...
  • Peri: Evict 25% of Judea, Samaria Jews From Their Homes

    12/28/2013 4:23:13 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 30 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/12/13 | Tova Dvorin
    Science and Technology Minister Yaakov Peri (Yesh Atid) stated at an event for the Israel advocacy organization StandWithUs that an interim deal between Israel and the Palestinian Authority would see at least 25% of Judea and Samaria residents evicted from their homes. "No other country wants to be a national home for the Palestinians," Peri stated. "Israel understands that the lot would fall on the 'settlement blocs.' The deal would see 15-25% of Judea and Samaria evicted - but it's a reasonable compromise," he claimed. .....
  • Ministers Approve Jordan Valley Annexation

    12/29/2013 12:48:05 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/12/13 | Gil Ronon & Ari Soffer
    The Ministerial Committee for Legislation voted Sunday in favor of a bill that would annex the Jordan Valley and place it under full Israeli sovereignty. Four ministers voted in favor of the draft law, which was proposed Likud MK Miri Regev. Three opposed it. Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, who is in charge of “peace negotiations” with the Palestinian Authority (PA) attacked the ministers who voted for the bill, and called it “an irresponsible proposal that will harm Israel and isolate it.” "Some of those who supported the bill would have opposed it, if they had known it would pass,” she...
  • US deal will trade off ‘Jewish’ Israel for 1967 lines — report

    12/29/2013 2:56:47 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 55 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 12/29/2013 | Elhanan Miller
    US Secretary of State John Kerry will offer Israeli and Palestinian negotiators a political trade-off: Israeli recognition of the 1967 lines as a basis for the future Palestinian state, in return for Palestinian recognition of Israel as the state of the Jewish people, Palestinian sources told the Saudi daily Al-Watan on Sunday. According to the sources, the mutual recognition will constitute the core of a framework agreement to be signed by the end of January, and negotiated in greater detail during the following months. “The coming weeks will be difficult for the Palestinian and Israeli sides, since they will need...
  • Obamas Dangerous Double Standard on Spying, Pollard

    12/26/2013 12:40:30 PM PST · by Dave346 · 12 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | December 26, 2013 3:24 pm | Isi Stein
    I live in a world where countries blame Israel for all their ills, equate Israel’s right to defend herself with the terrorist acts perpetrated by her enemies, and promote boycotts of the only consistent and lasting democracy in the Middle East. It is no secret that since the establishment of the Jewish State in 1948, a dangerous double standard has provided fuel for biased UN resolutions and astonishing EU sanctions against Israel. In the U.S., the tone was significantly different for many years. Bill Clinton and George W. Bush fought against any effort to delegitimize the State of Israel, and...
  • CIA Study: Pollard didn't Seek Info on U.S. A 1987 study now made public shows Pollard's

    12/15/2012 10:53:46 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    INN ^ | 12/15/12 | Gil Ronen
    A 1987 study ordered by the CIA found that Jonathan Pollard, convicted in the U.S. of spying for Israel, never sought to obtain information about U.S. activities. Rather, he was instructed by his Israeli handlers to obtain information about Israel's enemies. The 1987 study by the Foreign Denial and Deception Analysis Committee was ordered by the CIA. It is now being made public, 25 years later, with heavy CIA redaction. It said Pollard's handlers were Rafi Eitan, advisor on counterterrorism to Prime Minister Shamir, as well as IAF Col. Aviem Sella and Joseph Yagur, Counselor for Scientific Affairs at the...
  • Report: Kerry Offers Pollard's Release to Israel

    12/27/2013 11:47:49 AM PST · by cll · 241 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/27/2013
    United States Secretary of State John Kerry has offered Israel the release of Jonathan Pollard, Channel 10 News reported on Friday. According to the report, Kerry’s offer was made as part of the discussions surrounding the upcoming planned release of 26 terrorists from Israeli jails as a “gesture” to Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas. Kol Yisrael radio, which also reported about Kerry’s offer, said it relates to the fourth stage of the terrorist release and is conditional upon Israel agreeing to release Israeli Arabs who have committed acts of terrorism. Israeli officials were quoted by both outlets as having said...
  • Kerry reportedly says he will consider freeing Jonathan Pollard as part of prisoner swap

    12/29/2013 11:17:16 AM PST · by ColdOne · 41 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 12/29/13 | foxnews/ap
    Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to the Middle East in the first week of the new year amid a flurry of reports in the Israeli press that he has said he would consider freeing convicted spy Jonathan Pollard. Israel's Channel 10 TV station first reported Friday that Kerry offered to free Pollard as part of an exchange for the release of a fourth group of Palestinian prisoners from Israeli jails as peace talks resume between the two sides. The third of four groups is scheduled to be released Monday, the Jerusalem Post reported.
  • Ch. 10: Obama sees no connection between Pollard and NSA spying...

    12/23/2013 8:14:56 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 23/12/13 | Jason Reed
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will ask US President Barack Obama to commute the life sentence of convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard at a critical stage of the diplomatic talks with the Palestinian Authority, Channel 2 diplomatic correspondent Udi Segal reported Monday night. Netanyahu had tied Pollard’s release to talks with the Palestinians in the past. He reached a deal with former US president Bill Clinton to commute Pollard’s sentence in 1998 as part of the Wye River Accord, but Clinton reneged on the deal after then-CIA director George Tenet threatened to quit. The prime minister reportedly asked the US for...
  • Report: Obama to Hand Over Christian Holy Sites to Palestinian Thugs

    12/30/2013 1:02:47 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 29, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Once again Barack Obama is going to push Israel to hand over half of Jerusalem, the Wailing Wall, The Temple Mount, Old Jerusalem, and the tomb of Jesus Christ to the Hamas-Fatah terrorists. Barack Obama believes giving the terrorists more land will result in peace. It’s as if the Gaza transfer and disaster never happened. The Times of Israel reported: US Secretary of State John Kerry will offer Israeli and Palestinian negotiators a political trade-off: Israeli recognition of the 1967 lines as a basis for the future Palestinian state, in return for Palestinian recognition of Israel as the state of...
  • US deal will trade off 'Jewish' Israel for 1967 lines -- report

    12/29/2013 5:12:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 12/29/13 | Elhanan Miller
    US Secretary of State John Kerry will offer Israeli and Palestinian negotiators a political trade-off: Israeli recognition of the 1967 lines as a basis for the future Palestinian state, in return for Palestinian recognition of Israel as the state of the Jewish people, Palestinian sources told the Saudi daily Al-Watan on Sunday. According to the sources, the mutual recognition will constitute the core of a framework agreement to be signed by the end of January, and negotiated in greater detail during the following months. "The coming weeks will be difficult for the Palestinian and Israeli sides, since they will need...
  • Israeli PM weighs public plea for spy's release

    12/21/2010 8:18:26 AM PST · by wideawake · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Agence France Presse ^ | 12/21/2010 | NA
    JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is considering a public plea to the White House for the release of Jonathan Pollard, an Israeli spy jailed 25 years ago, an official said Tuesday. Pollard's wife Esther at a meeting with Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Monday passed on a message from her husband urging Israel to move on from the quiet diplomacy of the past quarter-century and to make a formal and public request for his release.
  • Is Pollard Caspar Weinberger's Revenge on the Jews?

    12/23/2010 8:33:25 AM PST · by TPOOH · 95 replies · 2+ views
    IsraeliNationalNews Arutz Sheva ^ | Dec 23, 2010 | Prof. Phyllis Chesler
    Why is this man still in jail? Why was this man forced to spend seven years in solitary? Why is 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 with...
  • Sen. McCain calls for release of Israeli spy

    03/10/2011 5:20:02 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 21 replies
    AP ^ | 2011-03-10
    JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Republican Sen. John McCain is joining his call urging the release of an American convicted of spying for Israel more than two decades ago.
  • George Schultz urges Obama to free Pollard

    01/26/2011 11:02:01 PM PST · by dervish · 55 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 1/12/11 | Gil Hoffmn
    Former US Secretary of State who served under Ronald Reagan joins list of senior security officials calling for Pollard's release. Former US secretary of state George Shultz has joined a long list of former senior American and Israeli security officials calling upon US President Barack Obama to release Jonathan Pollard. In a letter obtained by The Jerusalem Post Tuesday night, Shultz wrote that he was impressed that the people who are best informed about the classified material Pollard passed to Israel now favor his release. He cited former CIA director James Woolsey, former chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee Dennis...
  • 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...
  • Justice for Jonathan Pollard

    10/08/2011 5:20:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 7, 2011 | Caroline Glick
    Next month, convicted Israeli agent Jonathan Pollard will begin his 27th year in prison, and the Obama administration is displaying stunning insensitivity to what this means for the American Jewish community. Pollard was arrested in 1985 for transferring classified documents to Israel during his service at US Naval Intelligence. In 1987, he was sentenced to life imprisonment for his crime. Pollard's sentence contradicted his plea bargain agreement. It was based, among other things, on an impact assessment report of his crimes that was authored by CIA officer Aldrich Ames. At the time of Pollard's arrest, Ames had been spying for...
  • Newt Gingrich: U.S. should consider clemency for Jonathan Pollard

    12/08/2011 3:17:43 PM PST · by wvcon · 79 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Dec. 8, 2011 | Natasha Mozgovaya
    "Leading Republican White House hopeful Newt Gingrich discusses Jonathan Pollard in an Interview with Wolf Blitzer on CNN Wednesday. Gingrich says he is leaning towards clemency in the case of Jonathan Pollard, but hasn’t all the information needed to make up his mind. . . ."
  • Netanyahu gets tickled by a backbone

    12/30/2013 6:21:03 PM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 12/30/13 | Karl in Jerusalem
    It's taken a long time - too long for my tastes - but it seems that Israel's Prime Minister might just be starting to discover that he has a backbone and that he can use it after all. Israel's Channel 2 is reporting that the Prime Minister has informed the United States that Israel will not release 'Israeli Arab' terrorists as a gesture to the 'Palestinians,' but that it will release them in exchange for Jonathan Pollard. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told US Secretary of State John Kerry that Israel would not release any Israeli-Arab prisoners in the fourth...
  • Gilad Shalit Joins Calls to Release Jonathan Pollard

    12/24/2013 8:44:06 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 15 replies
    Virtual Jerusalem ^ | 12/24/2013
    Gilad Shalit, the IDF soldier who was kidnapped by Hamas and imprisoned for 5 years, called on the US to release Jonathan Pollard on Tuesday. "I heard the request tonight, like everyone else, from Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to release Jonathan Pollard, who has sat for 29 years in prison," Shalit wrote to Yediot Aharonot. "After Israel has released terrorist prisoners back to the Palestinian Authority as a gesture [for negotiations], we ask for a mutual gesture." "I am sure that like me, the entire nation of Israel agrees that to demand such a simple gesture as Pollard's release is...
  • Report: Prime Minister to Demand Pollard's Release

    12/23/2013 11:16:56 AM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    inn ^ | 12/23/2013 | Staff
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will officially demand the release of Jonathan Pollard from the US, Channel 2 reported Monday. The unconfirmed report claims that Netanyahu will reportedly ask for Pollard's release in one of two frameworks: either for another exchange of more Arab terrorist prisoners, or as part of agreeing to the interim deal between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. The agreement would follow the US's guidelines set for Israel and the PA for a peace agreement, the full outline of which is due to be presented in January 2014. On Sunday, the Prime Minister joined in the criticism from...
  • United States Presses Israel to Release Murderers But Won’t Release Pollard

    07/30/2013 3:22:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | 7/29/13 | staff
    The Israeli cabinet took a courageous and politically unpopular step by approving the release of 104 Palestinian prisoners, including many terrorists who had murdered Israeli babies, women, the elderly and other civilians. According to Israeli intelligence some of these released murderers are likely to rejoin terrorist organizations and may kill again. Relatives and friends of the victims have protested the decision to release these killers. Yet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his cabinet withstood these pressures and ordered their release. The United States government had pressured the Israeli government to release these prisoners because the Palestinian Authority had made...
  • Why Obama Will Free Jonathan Pollard

    06/10/2012 5:20:28 AM PDT · by pavlova · 48 replies
    War in Context ^ | June 9, 2012 | Grant Smith
    The US Department of Justice has released new files about convicted spy Jonathan Pollard’s bid for presidential clemency. Pollard was sentenced to life in prison in 1987 after passing more than a million highly classified documents to Israel while working as an intelligence analyst for the US Navy. Documents in the Freedom of Information Act response (PDF) reference 32 pages of government agency deliberative communications and 37 pages of new communications between Pardon Attorney Ronald Rogers and Pollard’s legal team — all produced since July of 2011. While the contents have been withheld, their existence signals that the Pollard commutation...
  • Former US Official: Pollard May Yet be Released- Former US undersecretary of defense Lawrence Korb

    04/10/2012 12:55:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    inn ^ | 4/9/12 | Gabe Kahn
    Former undersecretary of defense Lawrence Korb said Tuesday that convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard may be released soon. "Given Jonathan's deteriorating health they may consider clemency," Korb said in remarks that contradicted reports that Pollard's release was were baseless. "There is a chance." Korb also rejected that US President Barack Obama's silence on an emergency plea for Pollard's release from Israeli President Shimon Peres on humanitarian grounds was a definite "no" on clemency for Pollard. "Obama didn't respond to a letter sent by Prime Minister Netanyahu over a year ago, either, to my knowledge," Korb said. "He may be waiting...
  • Israel Again Seeks Release of Spy Pollard

    04/10/2012 5:56:55 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 16 replies
    Military.com ^ | 4-10-2012 | Pete Yost, AP
    WASHINGTON -- The government of Israel is again asking the United States to release convicted spy Jonathan Pollard, a former Navy analyst serving a life sentence for espionage. But the White House said Monday its position has not changed, and President Barack Obama has no intention of releasing Pollard. Pollard was arrested in 1985 and convicted in 1987. Democratic and Republican administrations alike have repeatedly refused Israeli appeals to release Pollard. The latest request was made Monday in a letter to Obama from Israeli President Shimon Peres, who asked that Pollard be released on humanitarian grounds because his health has...
  • The Appalling Crusade to Free Jonathan Pollard; Unhappiness in Jordan; and More

    03/07/2012 6:22:33 AM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 9 replies · 1+ views
    The New Republic ^ | 3-6-2012 | Martin Peretz
    It is not the business of Israel, although it seems to be the business of the politicians of Israel, to hector and harass President Obama about the release of Jonathan Pollard, who served as a certified espionage agent of the Jewish state in and against its one truly reliable ally, the United States of America. Maybe Pollard’s sentence was a bit harsher than it should have been. But I don’t even concede that. In any case, there are probably hundreds of thousands of convicts now in jail who can argue that their prison sentence was not equable or even just...
  • Yesterday Peres Asked, Today Netanyahu To Ask For Pollard Release From Obama

    03/05/2012 8:51:42 PM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 11 replies
    The Yeshiva World News ^ | 3-5-2012 | YWN World Headquarters – NYC
    Officials in the Prime Ministers office have relayed to journalists that it is the intention of the Prime Minister to raise with the President, the issue of Jonathan Pollard’s release. As will be remembered, 14 months ago Prime Minister Netanyahu made an unprecedented official request for Pollard’s release. His request has not received the courtesy of a response to date. At this time hopes are mounting that during the upcoming meeting between the PM and the President, a positive response to Netanyahu’s request will be forthcoming. Even more so, in light of the dozens of appeals by high-ranking senior officials...
  • Biden to US Jews: Israel is our dearest ally

    10/05/2011 9:07:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Ynet News ^ | 10/11/11 | Yitzhak Benhorin
    US vice president hosts Jewish leaders, political rivals for Rosh Hashana toast, says 'Israel is America's closest, dearest, most morally-based friend' WASHINGTON – At an annual event held at the US Vice President's residence in honor of the Jewish New Year, US Vice President Joe Biden said that "Israel is America's closest, dearest, and most morally-based friend". Biden added that there is no alternative to America's commitment to Israel. Among the guests present at the event were Biden's political rivals from the Republican Party, such as House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor, as well as leaders of the American Jewish...
  • Report: Obama Wanted to Release Pollard, Biden Refused

    10/01/2011 5:51:43 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 59 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/10/11 | Elad Benari
    U.S. President Barack Obama was set to release Jonathan Pollard but his vice president thwarted the move, The New York Times has reported. According to the report, Vice President Joe Biden met last week with 15 rabbis in Boca Raton, Florida, when he was asked by one of them why Pollard, who was convicted in 1986, was still in prison. In response to the question Biden said, “President Obama was considering clemency, but I told him, ‘Over my dead body are we going to let him out before his time.’” He added, “If it were up to me, he would...
  • Marc Rich, Pollard, Holder

    08/16/2012 5:25:06 PM PDT · by idov · 3 replies
    The Times Of Israel ^ | Aug. 17, 2012 | Dov Ivry
    Twelve years ago Eric Holder enabled the pardon of Marc Rich, the biggest tax thief in history, at Israel's request, instead of Jonathan Pollard, the Israeli spy now in his 27th year in prison. Now Israel is pushing for Pollard. It's again Holder's turn to call the shot. Don't think Pollard will get thumbs up from Holder as Rich did. Holder only does favors for four groups now as I explain below in my blog entry. (Only partly tongue in cheek.) Then there’s Eric (“the Unconscionable”) Holder, the guy who’s supposed to make the call. To get Holder to recommend...
  • Pollard's Family Pleads to Allow Him to Attend Father's Funeral

    06/18/2011 10:29:06 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 196 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/6/11 | INN Staff
    Morris Pollard, the father of Jonathan Pollard, has died at age 95. HIs family has sent an urgent plea to President Obama, asking him to show mercy and allow Jonathan Pollard compassionate leave to attend his father's funeral. Jonathan Pollard was convicted for passing classified information to a foreign country and has been incarcerated for 26 years Pollard's father had been hospitalized for the last several months. During this period, activists on Pollard's behalf and various well-known Israelis, attempted to no avail to obtain permission for Jonathan to visit his father on a 24 hour leave. The refusal prompted MK...
  • Pollard Asks to Visit 'Dying' Father

    06/11/2011 10:42:34 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 52 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/6/11 | Gil Ronen
    Jonathan Pollard’s father is in serious condition, according to Pollard’s wife Esther. “Emergency phone call from Jonathan today,” Esther Pollard in an email message Saturday night. “He was crying. He was crying so much it was hard to understand. Now I am crying too.” “He told me he got an emergency phone call from his brother Harvey to tell him that his Dad is dying... they do not know if he will even make it through the day. “This was totally unexpected and a great shock. “Dad was in fairly good health. He is old but in very good shape....
  • Esther Pollard Appeals to Obama for Her Husband’s Release

    06/04/2009 9:39:21 AM PDT · by Avi Kane · 70 replies · 1,663+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 6/4/09 | Avraham Zuroff
    The wife of Jonathan Pollard read a letter to American President Barack Obama appealing for her husband's release during a protest rally opposite the U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem Wednesday night. The demonstration was aimed at Obama’s “cold shoulder” towards Israel. Pollard is serving a life sentence in a U.S. prison for spying for Israel. “Mr. Obama, my husband Jonathan Pollard has now served more than six times the usual sentence for the offense he committed," Esther Pollard said. "After more than two decades of the harshest afflictions in prison, including seven years in solitary confinement, it is time to release...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Democrats want hearing on 'Obama phone' program

    03/07/2013 2:57:13 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7 Mar 13 | Brendan Sasso
    Three leading House Energy and Commerce Committee Democrats are calling for an oversight hearing on the Federal Communications Commission's Lifeline program, a phone subsidy for the poor that has been disparagingly referred to as the "Obama phone" program. The program, which began long before President Obama took office, has been notorious for waste and abuse. The FCC enacted reforms last year aimed at trimming billions of dollars from the program, but recent reports indicate that people who are ineligible for the program are still receiving subsidies. The program gained more attention last year when conservatives seized on a viral video...
  • Woman Gropes TSA Agent's Breast at Security Checkpoint

    07/16/2011 3:27:51 AM PDT · by NYTexan · 47 replies
    FOX ^ | Friday, 15 Jul 2011, 9:09 PM EDT | myFOXPhoenix.com Staff
    PHOENIX - We hear a lot of complaints about security screeners groping airline passengers. But now, a Colorado woman is accused of putting her hands on a TSA agent at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix. Court records show 61-year-old Yukari Mihamae grabbed the left breast of the female agent Thursday at the Terminal 4 checkpoint. Police say she squeezed and twisted the agent's breast with both hands. Officers say Mihamae admitted to the crime. There's no word why she touched the agent. Mihamae now faces a felony count of sexual abuse. According to court records, she lives in Longmont,...
  • Irish public march against ‘cheap’ immigrant labour (ironic ain't it?)

    12/10/2005 2:10:07 PM PST · by Lorianne · 56 replies · 804+ views
    viploan ^ | 10 December 2005 | Rob Davis
    DUBLIN: Streets in the capital and other cities of Ireland were yesterday overflowing with people marching to protest against Irish Ferries’ plan to replace its workers with low-paid immigrants. A total of over 70,000 labour union members and their supporters brought Irish cities and towns to a standstill carrying placards, beating drums and singing protest songs. The banners and placards carried various messages like “Equal Rights For All Workers”, “No slave ships on Irish seas” and “Stop Outsourcing” referring to the growing incidence of natives being replaced by immigrants willing to work for low wages. In Dublin, a large mass...