Friday, October 1, 2010
Jonathan Pollard? No Gift For Netanyahu
I can't see Israel's Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu giving the United States anything for the release of Jewish prisoner Jonathan Jay Pollard. It's not that any truly moral human being thinks that he should still be in prison, it's just that Bibi does not want to embolden the Pollard protest movement which is extremely Right wing Israeli and uncompromising. And they're angry, not only angry with the United States for its totally out of proportion and unprecedented punishment of Pollard for giving information to an ally, but they're furious with the Israeli governments and Intelligence establishment for abandoning Pollard for decades.