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  • This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 18, 2013 | 12:15 pm

    Who is the perfect Israeli flight mate?

    504 Israelis over the age of 18 participated in a new survey, dealing with the Israeli passenger's in-flight habits. Who were their ideal seat mates?

    Read more here.


    Blame it on the Jews?

    Britain's Labor Party member,  Nazir Ahmed,...

  • Mr. President: Commute Jonathan Pollard’s Sentence

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    July 17, 2012 | 7:27 am

    Last December 1, 2011 I posted on my personal blog the following arguing for the release of Jonathan Pollard. Yesterday, from Israel Hillary Clinton once again stated that Pollard would remain imprisoned. For the life of me, I do not understand why, nor the rationale upon which...

  • 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...

  • Israel and the world- weekly news from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    April 2, 2012 | 11:50 am

    • It is no secret that the Israeli mind is something else. After growing a successful High-Tech industry, and winning ten Nobel prizes, I was not surprised to hear due to a strategic decision made by the U.S Government, Israeli students will receive scholarships to come and be a...

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  • Jewish leaders meet Biden in Thanksgiving week appeal for Pollard

    November 22, 2011 | 2:32 pm

    Four drug dealers, a trafficker in stolen goods, a gambler and a turkey made President Obama’s Thanksgiving freedom list, but Israel’s best-known spy did not.

    But advocates of releasing Jonathan Pollard aren’t giving up hope. Seven Jewish leaders who met Monday with Vice President...

  • Pollard reportedly offered to spy for Australia

    September 20, 2011 | 11:20 am

    Jonathan Pollard, the Jewish American jailed for spying for Israel, reportedly first offered classified information to Australia.

    Newsmax, the conservative American news organization, reported Monday that Pollard told Lydia Jechorek, an FBI agent assigned to the Pollard case after...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • White House confirms receipt of Pollard clemency letter

    January 6, 2011 | 10:32 am

    President Obama has received a letter from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, requesting clemency for convicted spy-for-Israel Jonathan Pollard.

    “I think it is important to underscore that Mr. Pollard was convicted of some of the most serious crimes that anybody can be...

  • Bibi sends Obama letter requesting Pollard release

    January 4, 2011 | 2:54 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Neyanyahu wrote President Obama urging clemency for Jonathan Pollard.

    “At the time of his arrest, Jonathan Pollard was acting as an agent of the Israeli government,” Netanyahu wrote in his letter, sent Tuesday. “Even though Israel was in no way...

  • Clergy, Bibi urge Pollard release

    January 4, 2011 | 10:30 am

    More than 500 clergy signed a letter to President Obama urging clemency for Jonathan Pollard.

    The letter was delivered a day before Prime Minister Benjanim Netanyahu reportedly sent a letter to Obama issuing a formal clemency request. Netanyahu was scheduled to read his letter...

  • Timing, noodging advance new push for Jonathan Pollard

    November 22, 2010 | 6:04 pm

    A combination of timing, diplomatic considerations and, above all, good old-fashioned noodging has culminated in the biggest push in years to free Jonathan Pollard.

    Insiders associated with the push, which resulted last week in a congressional letter to President Obama asking for...

  • VIDEO: Joe Biden tells ShalomTV ‘I am a Zionist’

    August 23, 2008 | 5:44 pm

    In an April 2007 interview, Sen. Joe Biden (D-Del.) declares “I am a Zionist’ and discusses his support for Israel.

  • Justice for Jonathan Pollard

    June 19, 1997 | 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...
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