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Washington - Report: Trump May Pardon Pollard, Paving Way For Aliyah

Published on: April 29, 2018 02:45 PM
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Jonathan Pollard, a former U.S. Navy intelligence officer convicted of spying for Israel, exits following a hearing at the Manhattan Federal Courthouse in New York City, U.S., May 17, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Jonathan Pollard, a former U.S. Navy intelligence officer convicted of spying for Israel, exits following a hearing at the Manhattan Federal Courthouse in New York City, U.S., May 17, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Washington - A report by Israeli media claims that president Donald Trump is strongly considering requests to issue a presidential pardon to convicted spy Jonathan Pollard.

The 63-year-old former civilian analyst for the US Navy was convicted in 1985 and sentenced to life imprisonment, but was paroled in November 2015, after having served 30 years in federal prison.

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The pardon would enable Pollard and his wife to immigrate to Israel, removing the restrictions imposed by his parole.

Earlier on Sunday, Israeli Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz (Likud) urged President Trump to pardon the ex-spy.

Speaking at the Jerusalem Post Conference in New York Sunday, Katz said such a move would “make the celebration” of Israel’s 70th Independence Day and the relocation of the US embassy to Jerusalem “even happier”.

“I would like to ask our great friend President Trump, to give the Israeli public one more present, and to allow Jonathan Pollard to come to Israel, and celebrate with us in Jerusalem.”



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 Apr 29, 2018 at 02:58 PM ALTERG4 Says:

Nebec, he ruined his entire life just... for spying for Israel,
Why did he do it??

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 Apr 29, 2018 at 03:21 PM sissel613 Says:

Im Yirtzeh Hashem it should happen!!!!

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 Apr 29, 2018 at 03:28 PM Anonymous Says:

Holding hands in public?

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 Apr 29, 2018 at 04:03 PM LOL Says:

Tell me again that Trump is an anti semite

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 Apr 29, 2018 at 04:50 PM Aron1 Says:

Reply to #1  
ALTERG4 Says:

Nebec, he ruined his entire life just... for spying for Israel,
Why did he do it??

Just to annoy you. And it was probably worth it!

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 Apr 29, 2018 at 05:41 PM Educated Archy Says:

Reply to #4  
LOL Says:

Tell me again that Trump is an anti semite

Toni will still scream about the fine people in charlotsvile . It's the natrual tendency of fake newsters to never admit and twist the presidents words

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 Apr 29, 2018 at 06:49 PM Anonymous Says:

I had no idea that holding hands was an averia.

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 Apr 29, 2018 at 09:14 PM PaulinSaudi Says:

Since the spy has been released there is no obvious reason to pardon him. On the other hand, I see the President pardoned a dead man recently.

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 Apr 29, 2018 at 09:16 PM ALTERG4 Says:

Nebec, he ruined his entire life just... for spying for Israel,
Why did he do it??

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 Apr 29, 2018 at 09:24 PM ALTERG4 Says:

Nebec, he ruined his entire life just... for spying for Israel,
Why did he do it??

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 Apr 29, 2018 at 09:54 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #7  
Anonymous Says:

I had no idea that holding hands was an averia.

It is when it's extramarital.

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 Apr 29, 2018 at 10:05 PM AlterP Says:

AlterG how many times do you have to post the same rubbish?

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 Apr 29, 2018 at 10:15 PM ALTERG4 Says:

Nebec, he ruined his entire life just... for spying for Israel,
Why did he do it??

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 Apr 30, 2018 at 06:41 AM Greener Says:

Reply to #10  
ALTERG4 Says:

Nebec, he ruined his entire life just... for spying for Israel,
Why did he do it??

Nebec, you ruined your entire life just .... for spying on Vosizneias.
Why did you do it??

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 Apr 30, 2018 at 10:01 AM maxedout Says:

Reply to #1  
ALTERG4 Says:

Nebec, he ruined his entire life just... for spying for Israel,
Why did he do it??

And "Nebec", you ruined your whole life by being a satmar NK ignoramus.
Hopefully, Pollard will get the chance to live in our (not yours!) holy land. Idiots
like you think kiryas yoily is the holy land. Tell me, what legacy did your holy rabbi leave behind besides for hatred of Israel?

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 Apr 30, 2018 at 01:06 PM ALTERG4 Says:

Nebec, he ruined his entire life just... for spying for Israel,
Why did he do it??

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 Apr 30, 2018 at 02:02 PM Tonchum Says:

Free Pollard now! He has suffered for his mistakes. He was harshly treated during his imprisonment, and at times was held in solitary. His poor first wife was also physically abused in prison, and denied medical treatment, as a way of getting back at Pollard. He lives in a five story walk up (no elevator), and is confined to his apartment for twelve hours per day. In addition to being electronically monitored, he is restricted as to where he can travel. He is not allowed to leave Manhattan, and cannot even travel more than a short distance from his Manhattan apartment. His phone and computer are monitored, and he has to check in with his parole officers at their beck and call. In short, he has been treated worse than a dog, since his release. The momzarim in the Justice Dept. would not even permit him to attend the funerals of his beloved Mother and Father. There were even reports, that they forced him to scrub toilets on Erev Pesach. Those who were in charge of him, such as Rafi Eitan, and Major Aviem Sella, were never punished. In fact, Sella fled from the USA, and has never returned, following his indictment. Rafi Eitan double crossed Pollard, worse than Caspar Weinberger.

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 May 01, 2018 at 05:41 AM FactsRule Says:

I'd like to know where Vos Is got this as it's inaccurate, bordering on slander. Mr. Pollard was NOT convicted. There was no trial. The US broke a plea bargain agreement not to seek a long prison term & illegally & immorally sentenced him to life for one count of passing classified information to an ally during peacetime. No one in American history has spent more than, I believe, eight years in prison for a similar crime. Many who committed far worse crimes spent only several years.
As nothing damaged the US & he wasn't accused of treason, what our Injustice Dept. did was far worse than what Pollard did. Please see http://jonathanpollard.org for more information on this worst case of injustice in American history.

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