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  • Peres hands Obama letter from Pollard

    April 26, 2011 | 10:19 am

    Israeli President Shimon Peres handed President Obama a letter from Jonathan Pollard pleading for his release.

    “I write to implore you, Mr. President, in the wake of numerous calls by senior American officials urging you to commute my sentence to time served, and in light of the...

  • No clemency for Pollard, Rumsfeld says

    March 31, 2011 | 3:14 pm

    Former U.S. Secretary of State Donald Rumsfeld said Jonathan Pollard should not be granted clemency.

    Rumsfeld, who served under Presidents Gerald Ford and George W. Bush, said during an interview on Israel’s Channel 10 that granting Pollard early release would send the wrong...

  • Grimm first House GOP lawmaker to back Pollard clemency

    March 30, 2011 | 1:09 pm

    Rep. Michael Grimm became the first Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives to back the latest push for clemency for Jonathan Pollard.

    Grimm, a freshman from Staten Island, N.Y., says in a YouTube clip posted Tuesday by a supporter of the convicted spy for Israel that he...

  • McCain joins calls for Pollard release

    March 11, 2011 | 11:06 am

    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is urging the release of Jonathan Pollard, the first active Republican politician to do so.

    McCain, the GOP presidential candidate in 2008, spoke with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office on Thursday, according to a statement released by...

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  • Kissinger calls for Pollard clemency

    March 8, 2011 | 5:00 pm

    Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has called for the release of convicted spy Jonathan Pollard.

    Kissinger sent a letter to President Obama requesting that he commute Pollard’s sentence to time served.

    Pollard was a U.S. Navy analyst when he passed classified...

  • Ex-Rep. Lee Hamilton appeals to Obama for Pollard

    March 2, 2011 | 10:17 am

    Former Indiana congressman Lee Hamilton appealed to President Obama to release Jonathan Pollard, calling it “a matter of basic compassion and justice.”

    Hamilton, a Democrat who was chairman of the House Intelligence Committee when Pollard was sentenced, has intervened in the case...

  • N.Y. activist enlists Quayle, Woosley, others in new Pollard clemency campaign

    February 22, 2011 | 11:46 am

    A new campaign for clemency for convicted spy Jonathan Pollard has racked up a series of big name politicos in the last few weeks: former Vice President Dan Quayle, former U.S. Senator Arlen Specter and Chicago Rabbi Capers Funnye, a cousin of First Lady Michelle Obama.

    The recent...

  • Quayle calls for Pollard release

    February 7, 2011 | 12:41 pm

    Dan Quayle urged President Obama to release imprisoned spy-for-Israel Jonathan Pollard.

    Quayle, who was U.S. vice president from 1989 to 1993, is the highest-ranking former official to call for the release of Pollard, the civilian U.S. Navy analyst who was sentenced to life in 1987....

  • Schultz urges release of Pollard

    January 12, 2011 | 9:55 am

    Former U.S. Secretary of State George Schultz has written to President Obama asking him to release Jonathan Pollard.

    The letter delivered Tuesday says that Pollard has “now paid a huge price for his espionage on behalf of Israel and should be released from prison.”

    In the letter,...

  • Netanyahu publicly seeks Pollard’s release

    December 21, 2010 | 9:56 am

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is asking President Obama for convicted spy Jonathan Pollard’s release.

    Netanyahu said Tuesday he would formally ask Obama to set free Pollard, who was sentenced to life in 1987 for spying for Israel.

    A number of Jewish groups routinely request...

  • 39 Dems urge Pollard release

    November 18, 2010 | 5:32 pm

    A congressional letter to President Obama urging clemency for Jonathan Pollard garnered 39 signatures, all Democrats.

    In comments at a press conference Thursday, Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) said he initiated the letter, written in coordination with a broad array of Jewish groups,...

  • Pollard Appeal Fails; Few Options Left

    By Matthew E. Berger

    July 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    There appear to be few legal options left for Jonathan Pollard, after a U.S. federal appeals court last Friday rejected the former U.S. Navy intelligence analyst's claim that he had inadequate counsel when he was sentenced to life in prison in 1987 for spying for Israel.

    The court...

  • Did Feith Cross the Pro-Israel Line?

    By Leonard Fein

    September 30, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    However the sordid facts play out in the current FBI investigation of a senior Pentagon analyst's alleged spying on Israel's behalf, they raise a raft of nettlesome questions -- and memories.

    Recall, for example, that the heart of Jonathan Pollard's self-justification was that he...

  • No Decision From Pollard Day in Court

    By Edwin Black

    September 4, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    It didn't result in any decision, but just getting another day in court was a victory of sorts for Jonathan Pollard.

    Sentenced to life imprisonment in 1987 for spying for Israel, Pollard for years had tried to get a new hearing, arguing that his former counsel was inept and that the...

  • Playing at Pollard

    By Keren Engelberg

    February 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Playwright Martin Blank confesses he has an affinity for spy stories. It was this attraction that drew him to a book about great American espionage cases a few years ago -- and to the story of Jonathan Pollard, an American Jew who received a life sentence in 1987 for passing...

  • Why Jonathan Pollard is Still in Prison

    By Edwin Black

    July 4, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    On January 7, 2002, former Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived without fanfare at the Federal Correction Center in Butner, North Carolina to visit America's most controversial Jewish prisoner. Now serving his 17th year of incarceration Jonathan Jay Pollard, prisoner...

  • Why Jonathan Pollard is Still in Prison

    By Edwin Black

    July 4, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    On January 7, 2002, former Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived without fanfare at the Federal Correction Center in Butner, North Carolina to visit America's most controversial Jewish prisoner. Now serving his 17th year of incarceration Jonathan Jay Pollard, prisoner...

  • Pollard Again

    January 21, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    It must be close to 10 years ago that I met with Dr. Morris Pollard to talk about his son, Jonathan, then serving the life sentence he had been given in 1986 for stealing government secrets and passing them along to Israel. I was a reluctant breakfast companion; I held little...
  • Pollard, Once Again

    By James D

    December 10, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Jewish leaders often lust for media attention, but mention the Jonathan Pollard case, and most dive for cover.

    And with good reason: Caught between Pollard's ardent supporters and their potent brew of humanitarian concerns and wild conspiracy theories, on one side, and government...

  • Community

    By Beverly Gray

    June 4, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Imagine that it is 1940, and Great Britain is fighting Hitler's Nazi Germany almost alone. Imagine, further, that an American who loves both America and England and hates the Nazis works in American intelligence and has access to secret files concerning Germany that, for whatever...
  • Pollard’s Good News

    May 21, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Israel's admission last week that convicted spyJonathan Pollard had been an Israeli agent when he was arrested inWashington in November 1985 has greatly increased his chances ofrelease. Pollard, who was denied sanctuary in the Israeli Embassy asfederal agents closed in on him, had...

  • Letters

    January 15, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Thank you very much for your articles about the state of Beth OlamCemetery. Nobody was aware that it was in danger of being padlocked,abandoned, and subsequently available for vandalism and scavengers.To those many of us who have close relatives interred there and havepaid for graves...
  • Opinon

    By Dennis Prager

    December 4, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    Imagine that it is 1940, and Great Britain is fighting Hitler's Nazi Germany almost alone. Imagine, further, that an American who loves both America and England and hates the Nazis works in American intelligence and has access to secret files concerning Germany that, for whatever...
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