Jonathan Pollard

Gilad Shalit Appeals For Pollard's Release

12/30/2013
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Former captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit wrote an open letter calling on all Israelis to demand that the United States free Jonathan Pollard.

Israeli officials have said that the revelation over the weekend that the United States spied on at least two sitting Israeli prime ministers opens the door for Israel to demand the release of Pollard, who has served 29 years of a life sentence in a U.S. prison for spying for Israel.

Shalit: Seeks 'return gesture' for Israel's release of terrorists. Getty Images

Gilad Shalit Calls For Pollard's Release

03/13/2013

Freed Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit joined the call on President Obama to release spy-for-Israel Jonathan Pollard.

Shalit on Monday signed an online petition asking Obama to commute Pollard's life sentence to time served.

Gilad Shalit: Freedom is a great gift and privilege.

Tim Boxer Meets Alan Dershowitz

03/11/2013
Jewish Week Online Columnist

Alan Dershowitz, the Harvard law professor and Jewish activist, came direct from the White House to the 15th anniversary banquet of the Brownstone organization at the Manhattan Center on March 7. He was part of a group of Jewish leaders who met with President Barack Obama prior to his first visit to Israel on March 20.

Alan Dershowitz at the Brownstone dinner in Manhattan after meeting Obama in the White House. (Photo by Tim Boxer)

Presidential Pardon Season: Does Pollard Have A Shot?

Once again it’s that time of the year when the president considers granting clemencies and once again the name of Jonathan Pollard has surfaced. The former U.S. Navy civilian intelligence analyst was arrested in 1986, pleaded guilty the following year to spying for Israel and was sentenced to life in prison. He is still there.

Jonathan Pollard: Will he ever see freedom?

A Presidential Blessing

06/06/2012

 Last week, I had the honor of sitting at a table with the President of the United States in the Roosevelt Room at The White House.  President Obama and his Chief of Staff, Jacob Lew, wanted to hear from Conservative rabbis from around the country.  It was a meeting I will remember for the rest of my life.

Rabbi Daniel Greyber at the White House.

Pollard Hospitalized And Returned To Prison

04/06/2012

Jonathan Pollard reportedly was hospitalized at a facility off his prison campus.

Israel radio and representatives of Pollard's wife reported Friday that Pollard was taken to a facility outside the Butner Federal Correctional Complex, the prison complex in North Carolina where he is serving a life sentence for spying for Israel.

Butner has a medical facility, suggesting Pollard had suffered an emergency condition that could not be treated by a conventional clinic, said Aaron Troodler, a spokesman for the campaign to release him.

Rep. Barney Frank To Step Down After 16 Terms

11/28/2011

 

Longtime U.S. Rep. Barney Frank will not run again for his Massachusetts seat in 2012.

Biden Meets With Jewish Leaders About Pollard Case

11/22/2011

 

Vice President Joseph Biden met with several Jewish American leaders to discuss the case of convicted spy for Israel Jonathan Pollard.

You're No One Till Somebody Tweets You: Happening Hashtags

On the day last month that Apple released its newest iPhone, tweets using the hashtag #iPhone5 – the device people were expecting rather than the 4S – were coming so fast and furious that you could barely read one tweet before it was pushed down the Twitter or TweetDeck screen by the next entries.

When Gilad Shalit, a short while later, was released from Hamas captivity, there was also a steady stream of tweets, though far fewer per hour. There's no question that this simple form of communication has become a way to see what's hot and what's not.

More Pressure To Free Pollard

Advocates press Biden to meet by Nov. 6 to discuss clemency for the convicted spy.

10/11/2011
Staff Writer

Supporters of Jonathan Pollard are urging American Jewish leaders to press Vice President Joe Biden to set a date for his promised meeting with them to discuss clemency for Pollard, who is now completing his 26th year in prison for spying for Israel.

The group Justice for Jonathan Pollard said it is “critical that this promised meeting … take place before the General Assembly of Jewish Federations on Nov. 6, which will be attended by President [Barack] Obama.”

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