Friday, November 20, 2015

Israeli Spy Jonathan Pollard Released From U.S. Prison After 30 Years

Mr. Pollard was arrested in 1985 on charges of spying for Israel and sentenced to life in prison

Jonathan Pollard leaves a New York court house following his release from prison early on Friday.
Jonathan Pollard leaves a New York court house following his release from prison early on Friday. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

TEL AVIV—Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard was released Friday after serving 30 years in an American prison, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, ending years of tension between Israel and the U.S. over his fate.
Mr. Netanyahu said in a statement that Israel welcomed the release of Mr. Pollard, 61, who was arrested in 1985 on charges of spying for Israel and sentenced to life in prison.
“As someone who raised Jonathan’s case for years with successive American presidents, I had long hoped this day would come,” he said, adding that Mr. Pollard had been reunited with his family.
As a civilian analyst with the U.S. Navy, he removed a large number of classified documents from government files and gave them to an Israeli handler over an 18-month period, according to U.S. officials. He eventually pleaded guilty and was sentenced to life in prison.
Successive Israeli governments have argued that a life sentence for spying on a close ally was too harsh, and that Mr. Pollard should be released early.
But previous attempts were repudiated by the U.S., in part because senior intelligence officials objected.
The case became a continuing source of friction between the U.S. and Israel, and a national sensation in Israel.
The U.S. Bureau of Prisons agreed to free Mr. Pollard in July, after a parole commission determined he should be released early from his sentence based on good behavior and that he was unlikely to commit new crimes if freed.
The release comes as relations between Israel and the U.S. are at odds over the Obama administration’s decision to pursue a nuclear deal with Iran and world powers.
U.S. officials have denied that the move to free Mr. Pollard was politically motivated.
A Justice Department spokesman declined to comment.
“Throughout the years, we have felt Jonathan’s pain, and felt responsible and obliged to bring about his release,” Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin said in a statement Friday.
U.S. lawmakers representing Mr. Pollard lobbied their Justice Department to allow the spy to renounce his U.S. citizenship and move to Israel, where his wife resides. He was granted Israeli citizenship in 1995.​ ​
Reps. Jerrold Nadler and Eliot Engel, both New York Democrats, wrote to Attorney General Loretta Lynch asking that Mr. Pollard be allowed to move to Israel.
The Justice Department hasn’t responded to the request, and it appears more likely that he will have to serve a five-year term of probation in the U.S.
Under the current terms of Mr. Pollard’s parole, which could last five years or longer, he must stay in the U.S. and get prior approval for any travel outside the district where he will live.
Mr. Pollard was released in the early morning hours from a federal prison in North Carolina, officials said. Hours after he walked out of prison, his lawyers announced they had filed a lawsuit in federal court in New York seeking to end what they called the “unreasonable and unlawful’’ parole conditions imposed on Mr. Pollard now that he is free.
The lawyers, Eliot Lauer and Jacques Semmelman, are contesting the Justice Department’s decision that he wear a GPS tracking bracelet to monitor his location at all times, and submit to unfettered monitoring and inspection of his computers, as well as those of any employer that hires him. The lawyers said they were told these conditions were put in place to make sure he doesn't disclose any classified information in the future.
But to release him, the Parole Commission had already determined that Mr. Pollard wasn't likely to commit further crimes upon release—and Messrs. Lauer and Semmelman argue the parole conditions make no sense based on that previous determination.
“The notion that, having fought for and finally obtained his release after serving 30 years in prison, Mr. Pollard will now disclose stale 30-year-old information to anyone is preposterous. Apart from the fact that the information is useless, disclosing it will result in Mr. Pollard’s swift return to prison to serve out his life sentence,’’ the lawyers said in a joint statement.

Israelis hold placards demanding Jonathan Pollard’s release at protest in Jerusalem in 2014
Israelis hold placards demanding Jonathan Pollard’s release at protest in Jerusalem in 2014 Photo: Reuters 

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Corrections & Amplifications
As a civilian analyst with the U.S. Navy, Jonathan Pollard removed a large number of classified documents from government files and gave them to an Israeli handler over an 18-month period, according to U.S. officials.
An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that it was an 18-year period.


blackbird9 said...

Greetings all!!!

In typical Jewish "Lying By Omission", what the Zio-Media is NOT saying in
any of this "Jewish Traitor Pollard Released" is what Israel did with the classified information once they received it.

The "rest of the story" as the late great radio personality Paul Harvey would
say . . .

. . . was that Israel traded this classified U.S. Intelligence with the Soviet Union (the arch enemy of the USA during the "Cold War") in exchange for increased quotas on the number of Soviet Jews allowed to immigrate to Israel.

This did irreparable damage to the entire US Intelligence network and resulted in not only the entire multi-TRILLION dollar US Nuclear deterrent being marginalized, but resulted in hundreds of US field agents and assets in the Middle East and the Soviet Union being exposed and either imprisoned, killed or turned.

"Israeli Spying: The Mother of all Scandals"

This only goes to prove that repeating pattern of history that the Jew is ALWAYS a TRAITOR to every host nation stupid enough to allow them in and is loyal ONLY to "The Tribe"

- bb9

rodin said...

How does this all fit in with nukes being a Jewish hoax?

tag said...

269 kilograms of highly enriched uranium went missing from the [Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in the U.S. state of Ohio. The Portsmouth plant was a supplier for] Numec plant during the course of its operations under Shapiro’s management from 1957 to 1968. [2001 DOE report]
Suspicion has long swirled around the possibility that the missing uranium was diverted to Israel. Both the FBI and CIA conducted years-long investigations into the missing uranium, but no charges were ever filed.
Previously declassified documents revealed that some of Israel’s most elite spies visited the Numec facility in 1968.
A request submitted to the AEC to gain approval for the visit identified the Israelis as former director of operations for Mossad, Rafael Eitan, Eitan later served as director of Israel’s Bureau of Scientific Relations (known by its Hebrew acronym Lekem), an intelligence entity that specialized in acquiring scientific and military secrets from abroad through covert means. As the head of Lekem, Eitan directly oversaw the activities of Jonathan Pollard, a U.S. Navy intelligence analyst who was in 1987 convicted and sentenced to life in prison on charges of spying for Israel. Avraham Ben-Dor, Ben-Dor was Eitan’s right-hand man in the operation to capture Eichmann, and also served as a long-time Shin Bet agent before being forced to retire in 1986 for covering up the deaths of two Palestinian prisoners. Ephraim Biegun head of Mossad’s Technical Department, specializing in electronics and communication. and Avraham Hermoni the technical director of the nuclear bomb project at RAFAEL, Israel’s armament development authority. Israel Stole Uranium from U_S_, Report Will Show Information Clearing House.htm

tag said...

November 1968.; Israels Uranium: Asmara Chemie, a West German chemical company applied to Euratom for approval of what appeared on the surface to be a routine proposal. Asmara wanted to buy uranium from the Belgian mineral company SGM and ship it on the Scheersberg A to Italy for harmless processing by the paint company SAICA, owned by one of Asmara Chemie director Shulzen's cronies. SGM did not care much what happened to the uranium once satisfied that Asmara could pay for it. Euratom, Europe's nuclear security agency, distracted, disorganized, divided, squabbling with itself, and in the process of moving all their offices and files from one city to another, approved the Asmara-SAICA deal without much investigation. Euratom did think it a little unusual to move the uranium to Italy by ship instead of rail, but nothing came of it; Operation Plumbat ‘Mystery ship’ Sheersberg A disappears between Antwerp and Genoa with 200 tons of uranium which Asmara Chemie, had consigned to SAICA, an Italian paint company, for commercial processing. The Sheersberg A met secretly with an Israeli freighter somewhere in the Eastern Mediterranean, and the uranium was transferred at sea. The freighter then sailed the remaining distance to Israel where the uranium was unloaded and sent to Dimona for processing into weapons. Two weeks after she was due at Genoa Sheersberg A put in instead at the eastern Turkish port of Iskenderum, her hull empty. The captain and crew abandoned her and disappeared. The voyage of the Sheersberg A greatly preoccupied Euratom and the intelligence services of European Commission member states and their NATO allies, including the CIA. All launched their own ineffective ‘investigations’ to find out who could have absconded with the Scheersberg A's uranium cargo.

tag said...

1980-1990- Israel Steals American Technology and Equipment at Unprecedented Levels- According to the Israeli newspaper Hareetz, “It is worth mentioning that in the 1980s, regardless of Jonathan Pollards’ espionage activities for Israel, Israeli companies and individuals were involved many cases of technological espionage, steeling U.S. secrets, technology and equipment. The most outstanding case involved Milco, a U.S. based company owned by Israeli tycoon Arnon Milchan, which bought and shipped equipment with which could have also been used as triggers for nuclear weapons.” Recently released FBI documents revealed that current Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was integrally involved in the Milco incident.

tag said...

1985 arrest of Jonathan Pollard, a civilian US naval intelligence analyst who provided Israel's LAKAM espionage agency an estimated 800,000 pages of classified US intelligence information."
# 1985- Jonathan Pollard Incident- A Jewish American named Jonathan Pollard was caught stealing American secrets and selling them to Israel. At first, Israel denied any involvement in the incident, but later admitted complicity in in 1998. The wife of Pollard’s handler, Avi Sella, worked for the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), and Pollard later admitted that a prominent ADL member was deeply involved in the spying. Like AIPAC, the ADL does not register under the Foreign Agent Registration Act as per the law, even though it works closely with the Mossad, and has been caught spying on Americans for Israel. Amazingly, the ADL even had the gumption to shamelessly appeal to President Clinton in 1993 to commute their spy’s sentence. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has also campaigned for Pollard’s release.

Scorpio said...

He sure is fat looking for a man who was just released from prison after serving 30+ years.

Erik Paul said...

Now that this vile cockroach has been removed from the safety of prison walls it is hoped he will finally get what traitors deserve.

I trust there are old spooks still around who remember.