Skip to comments.Israel hopes spy Jonathan Pollard can emigrate for US embassy opening
Posted on 04/30/2018 9:22:09 AM PDT by WisconsinRep
Israel hopes Jonathan Pollard, an American spy who served 30 years in prison for selling secrets to the Jewish state, will be allowed to emigrate there as the US moves its embassy to Jerusalem, a minister said on Monday.
"I hope that President Donald Trump will offer another gift to Israelis by allowing Jonathan Pollard to come and celebrate the opening of the American embassy in Jerusalem," Israel's Transport and Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz told army radio.
"I hope that President Trump will agree to that request with Jonathan Pollard having spent so many years in prison."
The United States is due to open its Jerusalem embassy on May 14 in a controversial move that coincides with the 70th anniversary of Israel's founding.
Pollard was released from prison in November 2015 after three decades in jail. He was given a five-year probation period during which he is not allowed to travel outside the United States.
Israel, which had long deemed his punishment unreasonable, welcomed his release.
The 63-year-old was granted Israeli citizenship in 1995 and his family says he wants to settle in Israel.
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He should have been executed.
I’m not fond of him and I support Israel. I thought he went home years ago, lol.
Execute him and bring along his dead corpse. He should be in jail or dead. Not alive in Israel.
He was the Federal prosecutor in the Pollard case, and he ripped Rep. Eliot Engel (D-Israel) to shreds in this exchange on CNN.
Not a villain, not a hero. Either way, it’s time to let him go free.
He’s a scumbag; a spy, and a liar, and a traitor.
Nobody is willing to say publicly why Pollard never applied for parole.
Sometimes you just don’t give a dam when someone needs you for something. Pete Rose in the HOF is a similar example.
Israel may be an ally, but it works in its own interests.
A spy for any nation should be executed.
Is this an Obama thread?
Heh ... 0bama and P0llard certainly fit the same description.
Officials: Trump ‘seriously considering’ letting Pollard move to Israel
While I have little sympathy for spy’s I know that it’s vital and all governments spy. And 30 years is probably more than enough time served.
So yeah let ‘em go Mr President...please.
Pollard was born in Galveston, Texas. Israel only became "home" after he was imprisoned in the U.S. and he wanted to garner sympathy for his release.
I would let him go to Israel. I'd only insist that he renounce his U.S. citizenship as a condition of this move. He's 63 years old, allegedly in poor health, and will be eligible for Medicare in less than two years.
The US had an agreement to share intelligence with Israel.
And had been doing that for years.
Lyndon Johnson got in and said, “I never made that agreement.” He cut off the sharing of intelligence with Israel.
Pollard made up for Johnson’s cut off with his own actions.
Actually Johnson’s action was the illegal action.
A lot of ignorant Jew hate pouring out here.
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