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  • Jonathan Pollard reportedly to speak with Jewish leaders

    3 weeks ago

    Freed spy-for-Israel Jonathan Pollard reportedly will speak to Jewish leaders and has received a more Shabbat-friendly electronic monitoring bracelet.

    Pollard will speak to members of the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish American Organizations next week in New York, the...

  • Pollard parole conditions going under review

    December 15, 2015 | 9:23 am

    A federal judge has called on the U.S. Parole Commission to explain why it has imposed such strict conditions on Jonathan Pollard’s parole.

    On Monday, Judge Katherine Forrest of the U.S. District Court in Manhattan sent the Pollard case back to the commission for further review....

  • Israeli spy Pollard wins further review of U.S. parole conditions

    December 14, 2015 | 1:18 pm

    A U.S. judge on Monday ordered a federal commission to provide further justification for subjecting former Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard to restrictive probation conditions following his release last month from prison after 30 years.

    U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest in...

  • Jonathan Pollard’s job offer stands

    November 25, 2015 | 1:11 pm

    Jonathan Pollard’s job offer still stands, his lawyers said, denying a report that it was rescinded.

    A spokesman for the attorneys, Eliot Lauer and Jacques Semmelman, contacted JTA on Wednesday to deny a Jerusalem Post report this week that an unnamed “respected” investment firm...

  • Jonathan Pollard’s job offer rescinded over parole requirements

    November 23, 2015 | 12:52 pm

    An employer rescinded a job offer to released spy for Israel Jonathan Pollard over the conditions of his parole.

    According to The Jerusalem Post, an unnamed “respected” investment firm officially revoked its offer of a research analyst’s position on Monday, saying the conditions...

  • Lawyer: Pollard is ‘not a free man’

    November 23, 2015 | 10:07 am

    Jonathan Pollard’s lawyer Eliot Lauer on Sunday decried the U.S. Parole Commission’s harsh restrictions imposed on his client, especially the imposing of a 7:00pm-7:00am curfew. 

    Speaking at the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) Louis D. Brandeis Award Dinner at the Grand...

  • Carson supports Pollard moving to Israel with conditions

    November 23, 2015 | 10:02 am

    Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson on Sunday expressed vague support for Jonathan Pollard’s desire to seek asylum in Israel, only if he comes to conclusion that the Israeli spy no more represents any danger to the security of the United States. 

    During a wide-ranging...

  • He’s got a curfew, his computer is monitored, and he’s on GPS– but Pollard may surf the web

    November 20, 2015 | 2:41 pm

    His every move tracked by GPS, his computers monitored 24/7, his outings subject to a curfew, Jonathan Pollard will nonetheless for the first time be able to enjoy a 21st century indulgence so many others take for granted: Surfing the Internet.

    A filing by the former spy’s...

  • Pollard’s attorneys appeal terms of release, calling them ‘illegal’ and ‘unreasonable’

    November 20, 2015 | 10:32 am

    Jonathan Pollard’s attorneys are appealing several of the terms of his release, saying they are “illegal.”

    Describing the terms as “unreasonable and unlawful,” Pollard’s attorneys said they filed papers Friday challenging the terms in the US District Court for the Southern...

  • Knesset Pollard caucus promises to fight parole restrictions

    November 20, 2015 | 8:39 am

    The head of the Knesset caucus dedicated to Jonathan Pollard promised to fight restrictions on the freed spy’s movements.

    “Jonathan, the caucus will not cease its activity until we remove the limitations imposed on you upon your release,” lawmaker Nahman Shai wrote in a letter to...

  • Jonathan Pollard freed after 30 years

    November 20, 2015 | 8:26 am

    Jonathan Pollard, the former Navy intelligence analyst convicted of spying for Israel, was freed from a federal prison in North Carolina.

    Pollard was released on parole early Friday after serving 30 years of a life sentence for passing classified documents to Israel.


  • Pollard will need US gov’t permission to travel for as long as 5 years

    November 18, 2015 | 3:45 pm

    Jonathan Pollard may not leave his area of residence for up to five years after his release without advance permission of his probation officer, the U.S. Justice Department said.

    The Justice Department on Wednesday published the terms of parole for Pollard, the spy for Israel...

  • Pollard offers to renounce US citizenship if allowed to go to Israel

    November 17, 2015 | 1:10 pm

    Jonathan Pollard is ready to renounce his U.S. citizenship, running the risk of never returning, should the Justice Department allow him to leave for Israel upon his release.

    “On November 20, 2015, after serving 30 years in prison, it is Mr. Pollard’s wish to move to Israel with...

  • What to know about Jonathan Pollard’s upcoming release

    November 16, 2015 | 3:47 pm

    Jonathan Pollard, the American spy for Israel sentenced to life in prison in 1987, is due to be released on parole on Saturday, 30 years after his arrest.

    The former U.S. Navy analyst’s exit from a federal prison in Butner, North Carolina (where he reportedly befriended Ponzi...

  • Obama will not intervene to allow Pollard to travel to Israel

    November 10, 2015 | 9:30 am

    President Barack Obama reportedly will not intervene to allow Jonathan Pollard to travel to Israel after he is paroled from federal prison.

    Obama could waive the requirement that prevents Pollard from leaving the United States but is unlikely to do so, the Washington Post ...

  • Israel wary as U.S. paroles ex-spy Pollard

    July 30, 2015 | 1:47 pm

    Israel offered a cautious welcome on Wednesday to the planned U.S. release of former spy Jonathan Pollard, wary that too warm a celebration might hurt efforts to persuade the Obama administration to let him leave for Israel immediately.

    Under parole terms announced on Tuesday,...

  • Ordeal not yet over for Jonathan Pollard

    July 30, 2015 | 11:11 am

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Johnathan Pollard, the civilian American naval intelligence analyst who in 1987 was sentenced to life in prison for passing classified material to Israel, will be released from jail on Nov. 20, after having served 30 years: the...

  • Jonathan Pollard: A timeline

    July 30, 2015 | 10:20 am

    Pollard is hired as a naval intelligence analyst.

    Pollard meets an Israeli intelligence officer and soon begins to sell him information.

    After attempting to gain asylum through the Israeli embassy in
    Washington, D.C., Pollard is arrested.

    Pollard pleads guilty to spying and is sentenced to life in prison.

    Israel admits Pollard acted as an agent on its behalf.

    A federal panel grants Pollard parole.

  • Israelis say Pollard release won’t change stance on Iran

    July 30, 2015 | 10:03 am

    When the United States frees convicted spy Jonathan Pollard in November — a development announced July 28 — many in Israel will celebrate the moment for which they have fought and hoped. What Pollard’s release won’t do, officials and analysts say, is make most Israelis feel any...

  • How not to celebrate the release of Jonathan Pollard

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 28, 2015 | 3:20 pm

    1. The decision to release Jonathan Pollard from prison, announced this week, is a timely decision. For a number of years, it became clear that the insistence on keeping him in prison was, to put it mildly, suspicious. Pollard was sent to prison for all the right reasons; he was...

  • Jonathan Pollard granted parole by federal panel

    July 28, 2015 | 10:52 am

    Jonathan Pollard, who has been imprisoned for 30 years for spying for Israel, has been granted parole following a unanimous vote by a federal parole panel.

    The release date was set for November, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday, citing Pollard’s attorneys. The...

  • U.S. preparing to release Jonathan Pollard

    July 24, 2015 | 3:05 pm

    The Obama administration is preparing to release Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard in the next few months, the Wall Street Journal reported.

    Pollard may be released in the next few weeks or by Nov. 21, the date he is officially eligible for parole under rules in place when he was...

  • Alan Dershowitz’s secret weapon

    By Jared Sichel

    May 7, 2014 | 12:32 pm

    World-famous lawyer, best-selling author, Harvard professor — Alan Dershowitz’s list of accomplishments is very, very long. And the number of controversial topics that he feels comfortable weighing in on — J Street, George Zimmerman, Jonathan Pollard, Donald Sterling — has made him...

  • White House: Obama has not decided to release Israeli spy

    April 1, 2014 | 11:15 am

    President Barack Obama has not made a decision to release convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard, White House spokesman Jay Carney said on Tuesday.

    "Jonathan Pollard was convicted of espionage and he is serving his sentence," Carney said.

    "I don't have any other update to provide you on Mr. Pollard's status. There are obviously a lot of things happening in that arena and I am not going to get ahead of discussions that are under way," he said.

    Reporting by Jeff Mason and David Storey; Editing by Sandra Maler

  • Pollard, settlement freeze, prisoners in the mix amid peace talks crisis

    April 1, 2014 | 10:54 am

    Possibilities raised during efforts to resolve the current crisis over Israeli-Palestinian peace talks include freeing Jonathan Pollard, a partial settlement freeze, guarantees that Palestinians won’t push for international recognition and a mass prisoner release.

    Officials close...

  • Shalit to Obama: Free Pollard in peace talks gesture

    March 31, 2014 | 2:47 pm

    Former captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit called on President Obama to release Jonathan Pollard as part of peace negotiations.

    Shalit made his plea to the U.S. president in a letter published Monday in the Israeli newspaper Yediot Acharonot that reportedly also was sent to...

  • Pollard undergoes surgery, condition called ‘not good’

    March 6, 2014 | 9:42 am

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

    Effie Lahav, the head of the Committee to Free Pollard, told Israel’s Channel 2 that Pollard’s condition is “not good,” Haaretz reported...

  • Hundreds rally for Pollard release at U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv

    February 24, 2014 | 11:01 am

    Hundreds of demonstrators calling for the release of Jonathan Pollard rallied outside the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv.

    The demonstration on Sunday night was led by Pollard’s wife, Esther.

    “How is it that in spite of all the gestures that Israel is making at the request of the...

  • Letters to the editor: North Korea, Chris Christie, Pollard and more

    January 29, 2014 | 12:29 pm

    Just Say ‘No’ to China

    Three years ago, in a letter to the Los Angeles Times, I called for a boycott of China based on its own abuses: from the selling of women by psychiatric hospitals as sexual partners, to forced labor, torture and murder, denial of human rights and the theft...

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