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Snowden Revelations On U.S. Spying Boost Calls For Pollard’s Release


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IsPollard may be gumming up the works for Obama and Kerry by refusing to attend a parole hearing after a deal was proposed to free him if Israel.

IsPollard may be gumming up the works for Obama and Kerry by refusing to attend a parole hearing after a deal was proposed to free him if Israel.
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“I want to be cautious, but I think we passed a checkpoint. Now we don’t see people thinking [Pollard’s release] is unthinkable.”

Supporters of Pollard have long argued that his three decades of incarceration for spying on an ally is excessive. Revelations of American espionage may strengthen the rhetorical argument on Pollard’s behalf, they say, but the merits of the case for release stand on their own.

“Without any connection to the recent news, there’s no question that the time has already come when the Israeli public and senior officials want this tragedy to come to an end,” said Adi Ginsburg, a spokesperson for the advocacy group Justice for Jonathan Pollard.

“American justice and shared values between the two countries, like justice and mercy, necessitate Pollard’s freedom.”

(JTA)

Ben Sales

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  1. Yechiel Baum says:

    Time to grand Pollard Israel citizenship and winnder of the highest Jewish prize, mainkind him an imprisioned hero, ala mondella and call for Pollards immediate release.

  2. The US is afraid to release Pollard. He knows too much of the dirty game the US has played against Israel. He will also be able to confirm the USS Liberty was spying o Israel during the Yom Kippur war, and passed info to Egypt.
    The IAF the shot at the USS Libeerty, and unfortunately, some crew members were killed.
    The responsibility for that must fall on the heads of the US gavernment at the time, and they should apologise publically for this trecherous act, so that the US citizens would know the truth and not condemn Israel for the loss of life on that ship.

  3. Eva Feld says:

    Pollard vs. Snowden… Snowden is an out and out traitor. Pollard still in prison for what?


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