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  • July 5, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 5, 2012 | 4:13 am

    In-depth

    Where Are the Middle East’s Revolutions Heading?

    Der Speigel looks at the state of the Arab world 18 months after a Tunisian protester’s act of self-immolation sparked a wave of revolution across the region.

    The hope that the Arab world would become democratic as quickly...

  • June 22, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 22, 2012 | 4:02 am

    Noteworthy

    Leading Syrians prepare to defect

    Following the defection by a Syria fighter pilot to Jordan, American officials believe Bashar Assad’s inner circle have been making exit plans, write Ruth Sherlock, Suha Maayeh and Peter Foster in the Daily Telegraph.

    The defection...

  • After Peres medal, pleas for Pollard persist

    June 19, 2012 | 10:11 am

    The Washington festivities honoring Israeli President Shimon Peres have come and gone, without an assurance of clemency for jailed spy Jonathan Pollard.

    But while Pollard’s 27th year in federal prison continues, so do calls for his release.

    “While I certainly don’t condone...

  • White House won’t budge on Pollard release, despite Peres plea

    June 13, 2012 | 3:52 pm

    The U.S. stance denying clemency to Jonathan Pollard remains the same for now, a White House spokesman said, despite the plea by Israeli President Shimon Peres.

    “Our position has not changed and will not change today,” Jay Carney said Wednesday. “And I would simply remind you that...

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  • In first, bipartisan House letter seeks Pollard’s release

    June 12, 2012 | 11:31 am

    Congressional Democrats and Republicans are joining forces for the first time in an effort to secure Jonathan Pollard’s release.

    A bipartisan letter is circulating in the U.S. House of Representatives soliciting signatures on a letter to President Obama asking him to commute...

  • Peres to raise Pollard issue with Obama [UPDATE]

    June 11, 2012 | 4:37 pm

    Israeli President Shimon Peres said he would raise clemency for Jonathan Pollard when he meets President Obama prior to receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

    “I will speak one on one with the president about Pollard,” Peres told reporters after arriving Monday ahead of the...

  • Five comments on Jonathan Pollard’s chances of being released soon

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 29, 2012 | 10:03 am

    While the campaign for the release of spy Jonathan Pollard from jail continues, here ‎are some sobering comments about his chances of soon being free:‎

    1.‎

    In the Algemeiner, not long ago, a mock debate between Obama and Romney ‎included their respective answers on Pollard...

  • How many Jewish votes can Romney get?‎

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 21, 2012 | 2:34 pm

    There are the truisms we already know: Jews is news and all its identical twins. ‎And there’s the fact that no matter how tiny the Jewish community might be – ‎‎1.5-2% of the population – the battle for Jewish votes is extensively reported ‎and analyzed. And there’s...

  • The Israel Factor 05.2012, Questionnaire

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 21, 2012 | 2:25 pm

    Please rank the two presidential candidates – Barack Obama and Mitt ‎Romney – from 1 (totally disagree) to 10 (totally agree) on the following ‎issues:

    Issue

    Obama

    Romney

    Is working very hard to show how friendly he is towards ‎Israel

     

     

    Is ‎likely to...

  • The Israel Factor 05.2012, Full Statistics

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 21, 2012 | 1:48 pm

    Please rank the two presidential candidates – Barack Obama and Mitt ‎Romney – from 1 (totally disagree) to 10 (totally agree) on the following ‎issues:

    Issue

    Obama

    Romney

    Is working very hard to show how friendly he is towards ‎Israel

    8

    8.62

    Is ‎likely to...

  • Obama vs. Romney: The Jewish debate

    May 15, 2012 | 10:24 am

    On May 5, President Barack Obama kicked off his re-election campaign in front of a crowd of 14,000 people at Ohio State University. Obama presented his new campaign slogan, “Forward,” and strongly criticized his presumed Republican opponent Mitt Romney.

    Sixty-one percent of...

  • Jewish movements renew Pollard clemency appeal

    April 23, 2012 | 10:18 am

    Representatives of the Orthodox, Conservative and Reform movements renewed their appeals to President Obama to grant clemency to Jonathan Pollard.

    The calls over the weekend for Pollard’s release came from the Union for Reform Judaism, the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism,...

  • White House rejects plea for Pollard release

    By  Tom Tugend

    April 10, 2012 | 11:04 am

    The White House on Monday evening rejected fervent Israeli and American appeals to commute the life sentence of Jonathan Pollard and release him after 26 years in prison.

    National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor told reporters that the Obama administration “has no intention...

  • Peres awaiting reply on Pollard request

    April 10, 2012 | 10:23 am

    Israeli President Shimon Peres is awaiting a reply from the White House for his plea for clemency for Jonathan Pollard.

    Peres’ letter, sent Monday, cited Pollard’s reportedly severe health situation in requesting that he be released from Butner Federal Correctional Complex in North...

  • Peres sends letter to Obama requesting Pollard clemency

    April 9, 2012 | 12:39 pm

    Israeli President Shimon Peres sent a personal letter to President Obama requesting clemency for Jonathan Pollard.

    The letter, sent Monday, cited Pollard’s severe health situation in requesting that he be released from Butner Federal Correctional Complex in North Carolina, where he...

  • Report: Pollard hospitalized, then returned to prison

    April 6, 2012 | 10:49 am

    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...

  • Petition links Peres prize to Pollard

    March 26, 2012 | 10:30 am

    An Israeli petition is demanding that Shimon Peres condition his acceptance of the U.S. Medal of Freedom on clemency for Jonathan Pollard.

    The online petition, which had garnered more than 10,000 signatures on Monday, praises Israel’s elder statesman for the honor that President...

  • Former national security adviser calls for Pollard clemency

    February 16, 2012 | 11:00 am

    Robert McFarlane, who served as National Security Advisor under President Ronald Reagan, has called on President Obama to grant clemency to Jonathan Pollard.

    McFarlane wrote in a Feb. 9 letter to President Obama that an affidavit filled by then Secretary of Defense Caspar...

  • Romney won’t commit on Jerusalem, Pollard

    December 20, 2011 | 3:01 pm

    Mitt Romney would not commit to moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem or to pardoning Jonathan Pollard.

    Romney, a front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination who has garnered the greatest support among donors, met privately on Dec. 19 the Conference of Presidents of Major...

  • Biden meets with Jewish leaders on Pollard

    November 22, 2011 | 10:21 am

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

    During Monday evening’s meeting, Biden reportedly listened to the seven American Jewish leaders, who made a case for the severity of the sentence...

  • Pollard’s wife: Jonathan may not last another year in prison

    November 21, 2011 | 3:26 pm

    The wife of convicted spy for Israel Jonathan Pollard said her husband may not survive another year in prison.

    Pollard, who entered his 27th year in prison on Monday, is suffering from several medical complications, according to his wife, Esther. Polllard married his wife while he...

  • Biden agrees to meeting on Pollard

    October 6, 2011 | 11:24 am

    Vice President Joe Biden has agreed to meet with Jewish communal leaders to discuss the case of Jonathan Pollard.

    Biden made the commitment at the end of a Rosh Hashanah reception Wednesday at the vice president’s residence, Malcolm Hoenlein, the executive vice chairman of the...

  • Report: Biden prevented Pollard clemency

    October 3, 2011 | 11:22 am

    President Obama was considering clemency for Jonathan Pollard until Vice President Joseph Biden prevented it, The New York Times reported.

    “President Obama was considering clemency, but I told him, ‘Over my dead body are we going to let him out before his time,’ ” Biden said...

  • Biden prevented Pollard clemency, NYT reports

    October 2, 2011 | 10:43 am

    President Obama was considering clemency for convicted spy for Israel Jonathan Pollard until Vice President Joseph Biden prevented it, the New York Times reported.

    “President Obama was considering clemency, but I told him, ‘Over my dead body are we going to let him out before...

  • Wexler urges Pollard release

    August 5, 2011 | 2:19 pm

    Robert Wexler, one of President Obama’s closest Jewish confidantes, urged him to release Jonathan Pollard.

    The July 25 letter from Wexler, a former Democratic congressman from Florida, was released Friday by advocates for clemency for the imprisoned spy for Israel.

    One of a recent...

  • Pollard recovering after surgery

    August 3, 2011 | 10:52 am

    Jonathan Pollard is recovering after successful surgery.

    Esther Pollard, the imprisoned spy’s wife, told The Jerusalem Post on Wednesday that he was “conscious and aware” for what she had termed as “urgent” surgery having to do with his kidneys and gall bladder. She also said the...

  • Jonathan Pollard has “urgent” surgery

    August 2, 2011 | 10:54 am

    Convicted spy for Israel Jonathan Pollard was taken to a civilian hospital to undergo surgery.

    Pollard has been in poor health, including deterioration in his kidney problems. His wife, Esther, had come from Israel to North Carolina to visit him before what has been described as...

  • Pollard urges visiting Oren: Work for my release

    July 27, 2011 | 3:26 pm

    Convicted spy Jonathan Pollard urged Israel’s U.S. ambassador, Michael Oren, to work for his release during the envoy’s prison visit.

    Pollard asked Oren at the federal prison in Butner, N.C., to push Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres, and President...

  • Chief rabbi will recite Kaddish for Pollard’s father

    June 22, 2011 | 10:28 am

    Israeli Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger said he’ll say Kaddish for jailed spy Jonathan Pollard’s father, who was buried Monday.

    Pollard cannot say Kaddish for his father, Morris, with a minyan because there is none in the federal prison in North Carolina in which Pollard is serving a life...

  • Pollard supporters shut down White House switchboard

    June 20, 2011 | 10:17 am

    Supporters of Jonathan Pollard shut down the White House switchboard after flooding it with calls urging his release to attend his father’s funeral. 

    Israel also said Sunday that it would officially request that the Obama administration let Jonathan Pollard leave prison for a brief...

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