web analytics
November 26, 2014 / 4 Kislev, 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post
IDC Herzliya Campus A Day on Campus

To mark IDC Herzliya’s 20th anniversary, we spent a day following Prof. Uriel Reichman, IDC’s founder and president, and Jonathan Davis, VP for External Relations, around its delightful campus.



US Ambassador Shapiro Plays it Safe, ‘No Comment’ on Pollard

U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro told American Jewish leaders in Jerusalem Monday he is not going to make any comments on the life prison sentence of Jonathan Pollard.

The “Free Pollard” movement is seizing on the upcoming visit of President Barack Obama to promote its campaign that the President should sign the order to release Pollard from jail. He was sentenced to life in prison 27 years ago for passing on for Israel’s benefit classified documents from the Pentagon, a crime that usually merits a jail sentence of 2-4 years.

“He broke the law and was convicted. I understand that it bothers Israelis and Americans, and I do not want to talk about his release,” Shapiro told the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations in Jerusalem Monday night.

Earlier this year, Shapiro told the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee that he “can’t speculate” on Pollard.

Mike Huckabee, who is in Israel with approximately 200 Christian evangelists, called on President Obama to free Pollard.

“I don’t think there is a price to be paid politically for the president in the United States for that, but there would be enormous benefit in terms of relationship with Israelis for him to make that announcement just prior to his coming, or even while he is here,” Huckabee said.

About the Author: JewishPress.com brings you the latest in Jewish news from around the world. Stay up to date by following up on Facebook and Twitter. Do you have something noteworthy to report? Submit your news story to us here.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

3 Responses to “US Ambassador Shapiro Plays it Safe, ‘No Comment’ on Pollard”

  1. PRISONERS OF ZION: Jonathon Pollard: Yehonason ben Malka: He discovered that information vital to Israel's security was being deliberately withheld by certain elements within the U.S. national security establishment.

    The information being withheld from Israel included Syrian, Iraqi, Libyan and Iranian nuclear, chemical, and biological warfare capabilities – being developed for use against Israel.

    It also included information on ballistic missile development by these countries and information on planned terrorist attacks against Israeli civilian targets – obviously he wanted to prevent a second Holocaust. And because of that he is unjustly rotting in an American prison.

  2. Is Pollard the victim of a gross breach of U.S. justice? "Also, it is now clear that Pollard, in failing health, has been the victim of a CIA cover-up of a massive intelligence failure, with the agency blaming Pollard for the damage caused by a real "mole" inside the CIA who passed to Moscow the names of more than a dozen U.S. informants in the Soviet Union — namely Aldrich Ames, the head of CIA's Soviet-Eastern Europe division, who fingered Pollard to keep the CIA from discovering his own treachery.. The CIA did not discover Ames' role until well after Pollard was behind bars and it still isn't willing to acknowledge its mistake in blaming Pollard for Ames's crimes" (American Thinker, Dec., 22, 2010;.
    NY Times stacks the deck against Jonathan Pollard).

  3. I will pray that the Lord G-d of Israel, will put it in Obama's heart to free Pollard in the name of Christ our Lord and saviour.

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
Ferguson, Missouri: rioting against racism, encouraging murder
The Foul Stench of the Ferguson Fallout
Latest News Stories

“The Israeli government is not interested in the collapse of the Palestinian Authority,” said Arbell, a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution who teaches at American University here. “There may be faults in Abbas and the leadership and in what they’re doing, but they’re still the safest bet.”

Shas head Aryeh Deri said this evening on Radio Kol Chai that if Netanyahu met his two non-negotiable conditions, Shas could join the coalition.

Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center.

The man, a resident of Beit Safafa, tried on three different occasions last week to burn down the section of the hospital building where he worked.

The terrorist’s wife will now have to return to the Palestinian Authority, following the decision by Interior Minister Gilad Erdan.

The IDF says it will change its policies on soldiers who grow beards for religious reasons.

The proposal includes some extreme measures to fight the current wave of terrorism.

The Kinneret rose 3.5 centimeters overnight due to the heavy rainstorm that hit the country.

The father-son team recently gave a check to the family of Druze policeman Zidan Saif for his role in stopping the Har Nof Massacre.

The police fought hard to not have it revealed that Netanel Arami was murdered in a Petach Tikva terror attack, but now a court has lifted the gag order…

The three were walking along the side of the highway when the accident happened.

A device, a gas canister with wires, was left near the Shavei Shomron intersection this morning, designed to look like a bomb.

The ISIS ‘prince’ of Iraq’s Anbar province was killed in a US-led coalition air strike Wednesday.

The Ferguson-related unrest continued across America Tuesday night. Some blamed Israel.

Israeli MK Yuli Edelstein tells Chabad rabbis why he “lost it” over tefillin in a Soviet labor camp.

Turkish legislator proposes Turkey pass law naming Israel a terrorist state.

More Articles from Jewish Press News Briefs

Shas head Aryeh Deri said this evening on Radio Kol Chai that if Netanyahu met his two non-negotiable conditions, Shas could join the coalition.

Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center.

The man, a resident of Beit Safafa, tried on three different occasions last week to burn down the section of the hospital building where he worked.

The terrorist’s wife will now have to return to the Palestinian Authority, following the decision by Interior Minister Gilad Erdan.

The proposal includes some extreme measures to fight the current wave of terrorism.

The Kinneret rose 3.5 centimeters overnight due to the heavy rainstorm that hit the country.

The father-son team recently gave a check to the family of Druze policeman Zidan Saif for his role in stopping the Har Nof Massacre.

The three were walking along the side of the highway when the accident happened.

A device, a gas canister with wires, was left near the Shavei Shomron intersection this morning, designed to look like a bomb.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/us-ambassador-shapiro-plays-it-safe-no-comment-on-pollard/2013/02/11/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: