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An American Jew Jonathan Pollard, steals American secrets for the sake of a foreign country, Israel, and committed one of the most serious national security compromises in American history has U.S. Congress on his side.

Does this not illustrate sufficiently the power of the Israel Lobby to influence the US Congress?

Former U.S. naval intelligence clerk Jonathan Pollard speaks during an interview, May 15, 1998 Photo by AP

Several United States congressmen have signed a petition calling on U.S. President Barack Obama to pardon Jonathan Pollard, jailed in the U.S. for over 25 years for spying, in order to advance the peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians,  the Jewish Telegraphic Agency reported on Thursday.

Pollard, a former civilian intelligence analyst, was sentenced to life in prison in 1987 on charges of spying on the U.S. for Israel.

A statement released by Democratic Representative Barney Frank “notes the positive impact that a grant of clemency would have in Israel, as a strong indication of the goodwill of our nation towards Israel and the Israeli people.”

“This would be particularly helpful at a time when the Israeli nation faces difficult decisions in its long-standing effort to secure peace with its neighbors,” Frank’s office continued in the statement.

Direct peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians will face the first major hurdle in the next few days as Israel’s moratorium on construction in West Bank settlements is set to expire. Reports have circulated that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seeking Pollard’s release in order to pacify the settler movement if he extends the moratorium.

For years after Pollard’s capture, Israel insisted he was a rogue agent – but in 1998, during his first term as prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu admitted that the agent was part of an officially sanctioned operation.

In 2007, as leader of the opposition, Netanyahu visited Pollard in prison and vowed that if he returned to power, he would take action to secure the spy’s release.

The petition in support of Pollard’s release will circulate until mid-October, when it will be sent to the U.S. president, the statement released by Frank’s office said.

SOURCE:  U.S. congressmen to Obama: Free Pollard to facilitate Mideast peace – Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

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7 Comments

  1. Rehmat on the 25. Sep, 2010 remarked #

    To understand the Jewish Lobby control over US Judiciary – just look at Pakistani scientist Dr. Aafia Siddique being sentenced to 86 years in prison by a Jew Judge Richard Berman. In the past Jew Judges like Michael Chertoff and Michael B. Mukasey set free hundreds of Israeli jews arrested for allegedly being involved in 9/11….

    http://rehmat1.wordpress.com/2010/09/25/aafia-siddiqui-victim-of-zionist-justice/

  2. Earlaiman on the 25. Sep, 2010 remarked #

    Israel’s Intelligence (sic) Service has compromised the loyalty of a US Citizen, an American Jew, and turned him into a traitor to his country.

    He has been tried and convicted of spying… having stolen and given classified information to an aggressor nation which has cost the lives of an untold numbers of Americans and American intelligence assets, and done severe and irreparable damage to the National Security of his country..

    Israel has admitted that he did this as an Israeli agent.

    We have no treaties with Israel. Therefore, they are not our allies and, by their actions in the matter, they have demonstrated that they are definitely not our friends.

    I do not see why we should accede to their request and release this traitor from prison. I do not understand why he has not been hung, instead!

    I cannot understand how it is in the interests of America for US government officials elected and sent to Congress to represent the people of the United States, uphold US Law, and protect US public interests to advocate pandering to the wishes of Israel, a vicious, rogue and aggressive pariah state who has committed such damaging acts against this American traitor and the American people and the United States of America!

    Just who do these so-called “Representatives” represent?

    Who voted for them? (Yes, I know where their money comes from, but who voted for them?)

    To whom or what have they sworn allegiance?

    If they are not keeping the faith of their oaths and the responsibilities of their offices, then they themselves are traitors, and deserve impeachment and imprisonment in cells on the same row with Jonathan Pollard.

    I served for twenty-five years (active in three wars) in the US Military Services. I was sworn to “… support and defend the Constitution… (not a flag, a nation, a man or a leader, but a Constitution), and every morning, except for those mornings I found myself in combat, I was read, or I read to my men in my command, the Uniform Code of Military Justice, which assured us that such activity, had we chosen to engage in it, would result in “Death or such punishment as a Court Martial may adjudge.”

    These so-called “US Representatives” are Officers of the US Government, the same as I was, and I presume that they took and are bound by the same oath of office.

    I have not heard that US laws regarding these sworn duties have been repealed or the US Constitution has been amended, yet!

    I want to see every man and woman whose names appear on such documents as mentioned above arrested forthwith, charged, tried and convicted of malfeasance of oath and office, if not treason and, if not hung, then at least imprisoned for a lengthy period of time, and prohibited from ever serving in public office or enjoying the benefits of US Citizenship ever again.

    I presume that there are still existing benefits to American citizenship, although I have rarely seen many lately, other than the right (or obligation) to bear arms and pay taxes, but the Constitution was still in effect the last time I looked, so….

    Barack Obama, Where are you? Do you still have an Attorney General and do you remember all of that Constitutional Law of which you were supposedly such an fine scholar?

    Was that an oath or a charade you took that day standing in front of all of those cheering people on that great day one cold January morning?

    Did you swear it on a Bible or the Torah?

    Are you a President and Commander in Chief, or just a cut-out and throwaway simulacrum of a Kosher Oreo?

    Earlaiman

  3. Rexw on the 25. Sep, 2010 remarked #

    If I was an American voter, I would be very interested in who the representatives are that support the release of this convicted spy, a man who probably did more damage to US security than any person in history.

    To support Earlaiman above, Obama is himself a charade as a president of the US having sold out this week the opportunity to have agreed with the UN as they brought down a guilty verdict against Israel and its murderous and illegal Gaza activity at the end of May, 2010. Did he further the peace talks or give Israel the green light to go ahead and continue all the building they desire on illegal sites?

    The man is a positive disgrace, as bad as the US has ever seen. A stooge for Israel who doesn’t event try and hide it any more.

    He is a traitor to his country who demeans the office of President like no one since Johnson and the USS Liberty perfidy.

  4. Earlaiman on the 26. Sep, 2010 remarked #

    Hear, hear! G’don’ya, Rex!

  5. Wahid Azimi on the 26. Sep, 2010 remarked #

    It is so sad. Obama whom I voted for is a charade.
    He sold his soul and dignity to the israeli lobby and step on the very fundamental rights of citizens.
    He is an hypocryte and reactionary. He just want want to have legacy as a good black president for the sake of history to his library. Presidents like Abrahim and Jeferson had stood for the true causes and left their name in history not Obama.
    I am sick and tired of his presidency and I hope real hopefull candidates emerges from the grass roots to energize and help the citizens.
    He the powerful man on earth can not even achieve a thing, in the worls affaires let alon be it the Palistain and Isreali conflict. Same old dancing as before.
    Shame on you Obama. You lost my vote nect election and I would rather be passive then pro-active for America!

  6. LanceThruster on the 30. Sep, 2010 remarked #

    Throw Pollard in Gitmo to show we can ignore whatever laws we want too.

  7. Jimmy vonBeker on the 17. Mar, 2011 remarked #

    I read that jews no longer have to swear the oath of allegaince when becoming citizens of the USA. Then one must assume they are loyal to Israhel, then why would they be gained access at all? Surely they are traitors at least and spies at most.

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