Such a connection equates Pollard with terrorists making him appear guilty of things he never did.
The request to release Pollard now has bipartisan support in the United States and multi-partisan support in Israel. Knesset members on all sides of the Israeli political spectrum have called for Pollard’s release as a way of encouraging the peace process. “It’s a window of opportunity of good will to Israeli, who are not going through an easy time,” said Labor MK Nachman Shai. “It would build up public support for negotiations and show that the US also understands the gravity of this historic moment.” (Alan Dershowitz writing for algemeiner)
On the other hand, I do think that the entire Jonathan Pollard issue and story provide an excellent example of why we Israelis, from ordinary citizens like myself to the government officials and Prime Minister should not trust the United States.
The United States is not a neutral, objective mediator when it comes to Israel. There is an underlying anti-Semitic, anti-Israel sentiment in all levels and branches of the American Government, whether legislative, judicial or executive. That means Congress, Courts and the President of the United States treat Jews and pro-Israelis differently from other citizens.
"Unprecedented" is the usual adjective used to describe the punishment meted Jonathan Pollard for giving information to an ally. That means that in the history of the United States Judicial System, never ever before has someone been punished to such an extreme for such a crime. Enemy spies have received much shorter and less severe restrictions.
This fact should be a red flashing light for Israelis that there's an anti-Israel agenda in the American Government. Over the close to three decades already since Pollard was handed over to the American authorities by Israel, there have been many Presidents who could have released and pardoned Pollard, but they haven't. And that would have been a good, legitimate, pragmatic, sensible reason to reject all American pressure. Call a spade a spade, an anti-Semite an anti-Semite and an injustice an injustice. The United States Government can't be trusted to do or support what it good for the State of Israel. It's a fact!!!
Bibi, it's not too late. Send the Israeli delegation home immediately!