They are simply uncomfortable with (the thought of) Pollard being in Israel and influencing their reputationsWife of Israeli spy lashes out Mar 25, 2008
There has been an on-going treacherous complicity between Rafi Eitan and successive governments of Israel, which more than any other factor, is what is keeping Jonathan in prisonOfficer regrets using Pollard as spy Sep 15, 2006
In my worst nightmares I never imagined that my people wouldn't care about the mitzvah of rescuing prisoners to such an extent that they would bring to power my former commander -- the man who betrayed and abandoned me for 21 yearsConvicted Israeli spy blasts former boss Apr 09, 2006
I hope that my own personal appeal may touch your heart and elicit a compassionate, humanitarian response to my heartfelt request to be sent home to Israel for Passover, the holiday of freedomIsraeli spy pleads to Obama for release Apr 22, 2011
Obama's utter indifference to Peres' request was very puzzling but it has to be seen in context of the president's indifference to all of the requests he has receivedIsraeli spy pleads to Obama for release Apr 22, 2011
Jonathan Jay Pollard (born August 7, 1954 in Galveston, Texas) is a former civilian intelligence analyst who was convicted of spying for Israel. He received a life sentence in 1987.
Israel granted Pollard citizenship in 1995, while publicly denying, until 1998, that he was an Israeli spy. Israeli activist groups, as well as high-profile Israeli politicians, have lobbied for his release. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has voiced particularly strong support for Pollard, visiting the convicted spy in prison in 2002.
Pollard's case was later linked to that of Ben-Ami Kadish, another U.S. national who pleaded guilty to charges of passing classified information to Israel in the same period.