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Demonstrations for the release of Jonathan Pollard

Jonathan Pollard has returned to his jail cell after his brief hospitalization on Friday when he lost consciousness.

He may have to undergo surgery, but for the time being is back where has been for 30 years, sentenced to life for the crime of turning over Pentagon secrets for Israel, an offense that usually carries a sentence of 2-4 years in jail.

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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, while speaking with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Saturday night, asked that President Barack Obama release Pollard. He said in a statement, “Jonathan is sick, his health in in danger, and after 30 years in prison it’s time he is released. We’ll continue to fight until his release.”

No one really knows how much Israeli officials have been honest in their demands that the United States free Pollard.

Rafi Eitan, his Mossad “handler,” said this past week that Pollard ignored an ”escape plan” that Israel had suggested and instead opted for trying to claim asylum in the Israeli Embassy, to which Eitan vehemently objected.

Rabbi Pesach Lerner, former Executive Vice President National Council of Young Israel and involved in the Pollard case for more than 20 years, wrote on the Hamodeia website Thursday, “He [Pollard] told me the only escape plan he ever received from his Israeli handler, Rafi Eitan, should the operation be compromised, was an emergency phone number to call. He received no special training for emergency evacuation and no instructions for such an event.”

Pollard is in poor health. Unless the United States frees him, we will never know the truth, and that may be why no American president has taken the humanitarian step to release him.

Everyone may be afraid of the truth.

 

 

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16 COMMENTS

  1. As a US Army Veteran who served under the same flag as Mr. Pollard and signed a document NEVER to reveal Classified Material, which during my time in service I did handle and a proud Jew myself. Mr. Pollardto me is and always will be a Traitor to my nation.

  2. The American public has been lied to about Pollard to cover up the crimes and mistakes of U.S. intelligence. Over ten years ago it was revealed by John Loftus, ex official of the U.S. Justice Department, that Aldrich Ames of the CIA and Robert Hansen of the FBI were discovered to have been guilty of the crimes blamed on Pollard. They are serving life sentences. The U.S. Jewish establishment remains debased and cowardly while Obama just turned down Pollards appeal. A free Pollard could reveal the treachery of the U.S. government, U.S. intelligence and of the Jewish leadership as well. So many people want Pollard dead to cover up their own crimes. The American Jewish public too is committing the crime of silence in the face of such criminal injustice.

  3. There are some people in this world who simply cannot think of doing anything other than demeaning others and patting themselves on the back in order to inflate their already OVERLY inflated egos.

  4. I agree with Bertram Cohen.Enough of the blame game.Why are all us Jews silent? Irwin Cotler,famous lawyer says that Yes,the US is to blame,,CASPAR Weinberger should have been fired by giving the judge a letter calling him a traitor &then the US broke their plea bargain with JP who should have got 2-4 years instead of life.
    COTLER SAYS THAT WE MUST BE A VOICE FOR THE VOICELESS.HOW ABOUT A WORLD-WIDE LETTER WRITING CAMPAIGN ..TO OBAMA AND TO JP.IMAGINE JONATHAN GETTING A LETTER FROM ALL OF YOU EVERY DAY TO ENCOURAGE HIM TO BELIEVE THAT THERE IS JUSTICE IN THE WORLD AND THAT WE ARE WORKING TO GET HIM RELEASED. COTLER SAYS THAT ALL YOU NEED FOR EVIL TO CONTINUE IS FOR GOOD MEN TO DO NOTHING. POLLARD'S ADDRESS -CLICK ON JUSTICE FOR JONATHAN POLLARD AND IN THAT WEBSITE IS HIS ADDRESS. PLEASE WRITE!

  5. Its long overdue to release Pollard. Very much worse offenders including those who attempted terrorist acts that would cost American lives have served less time . Further there are elements in his acts that question whether the info in is case should have been withheld from Israel. Commensurality in the interest of justice is in order

  6. The heading says..Jonathan Pollard is out of danger.Until he is released after a cruel 30 years in prison instead of 2-4 years,and with him being so sick after several intestinal surgeries & back in horrible Butner Prison with almost 0 rights….HE NEEDS OUR HELP>WRITE TO OBAMA & To JONATHAN GET YOUR GROUPS & COLLEGES & SYNAGOGUES TO BOMBARD THE PRISON WITH LETTERS>REMEMBER THE ROSENBERGS & DREYFUS!
    UNTIL HE IS FREE,HE IS IN DANGER!

  7. Dear Joe,why don't you look up the legal definition of treason.?..It refers to an enemy and ISRAEL IS A GOOD ALLY,NEVER AN ENEMY.ALSO,IT USUALLY HAPPENS DURING WAR & this was not war time.Joe,before you wave to that flag that is betraying our beloved brother,do a little homework.!

  8. Dear Dixie, before you agree with misinformed flag waving Joe,maybe you too should learn the legal definition of treason…Treason is when it refers TO AN ENEMY & Israel is & always has been a very good ally. Also,treason usually happens during war time and there was no war here.Shame on you and Joe!

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