Jonathan Pollard

Pollard's Albatross

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu phoned Secretary of State John Kerry Saturday evening to ask him to intervene to release Jonathan Pollard in the wake of a fainting incident that send the convicted Israeli spy to a hospital earlier in the week.

"Jonathan is sick, his health is in danger, and after 30 years in prison it's time he is released," according to a statement from the PM's office. 

Pollard's Release Listing Changed Back To November 2015 From Life

10/08/2014

The U.S. Bureau of Prisons reverted to a 2015 release date in its listing for Jonathan Pollard from life.

Pollard’s Release Listing Changed Back To November 2015 From Life

10/07/2014

Washington — The U.S. Bureau of Prisons reverted to a 2015 release date in its listing for Jonathan Pollard from life.

Leaders Conflicted On Pollard Release As Talks Teeter

Some question tying convicted spy to peace negotiations.

04/02/2014
Staff Writer

Jewish leaders here expressed conflicted emotions and policy differences this week about reports that President Barack Obama was willing to consider the release of imprisoned Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard as part of a last-minute bid to keep alive Palestinian-Israeli peace talks.

Reports of a deal for Jonathan Pollard’s release appeared to fall through Tuesday.

Reported Kerry-Netanyahu Deal Frees Hundreds Of Palestinian Prisoners, Pollard

04/01/2014

JERUSALEM — Israel would release hundreds of Palestinian prisoners and freeze West Bank settlement building, and the United States would free Jonathan Pollard under a reported deal reached between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Report: U.S. May Free Pollard To Try To Save Israeli-Palestinian Talks

03/26/2014

(JNS.org) In order to break a deadlock in the current Israeli-Palestinian conflict negotiations, U.S. officials are reportedly not ruling out a proposal by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu under which Israel would agree to accept Secretary of State John Kerry’s framework peace proposal and free Israeli Arab terrorists from jail in exchange for the U.S. releasing imprisoned Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard.

Pollard Undergoes Surgery, Condition Called ‘Not Good’

03/06/2014

Jonathan Pollard, the American spy for Israel serving a life sentence in federal prison, was taken to the hospital and underwent surgery.

Foxman: Pollard Incarceration ‘On Verge Of Anti-Semitism’

01/28/2014

The Anti-Defamation League’s national director, Abraham Foxman, criticized the continued imprisonment of convicted spy Jonathan Pollard, calling it “on the verge of anti-Semitism.”

Foxman was quoted on the Pollard case in several Israeli news outlets on Tuesday, and echoed a statement he issued earlier this month.

Pollard, Again

12/31/2013
Editorial

Another year’s end, another plea for the release of Jonathan Pollard, the civilian intelligence analyst for the Navy who pleaded guilty in 1987 to passing classified information to Israel. But this time it’s different.

Does Flurry Of Pollard Stories Add Up To Momentum?

The latest round of press reports about the convicted spy and a possible release.a

12/31/2013
Special To The Jewish Week

There has been a flurry of press reports in Israel in recent days that a deal might be in the works to release the convicted spy Jonathan Pollard from an American prison. The reports have been fueled by several factors, including the imminent release of dozens of Palestinians prisoners from Israeli jails and by revelations that the U.S. conducted extensive spying on Israel.

Is it “hypocrisy” to keep Jonathan Pollard, above, in prison in wake of NSA spying allegations, as Knesset speaker suggested?
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