EVEN THE US CALLS ISRAEL’S MOTIVES ‘CHUTZPAH’ IN THE POLLARD AFFAIR

chutzpah
 *
First read THIS ….
*
Former US official: Demand to free Pollard is Israeli ‘chutzpah’

Israel is hypocritical asking to stop US spying on country but to release its own spy, says former US Homeland Security officer Stewart Baker*

Officials: Pollard release to be part of peace negotiations

PM Netanyahu will include release of Israeli spy from American prison as part of talks with Palestinians, according to Israeli officials. Ministers push for spy’s release after disclosure of US tapping on Israel

Following the exposure of US surveillance on top Israeli leaders, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu  is expected to demand the release of Jonathan Pollard, who has been jailed in US prison for nearly three decades, from American prison as part of negotiation efforts with the Palestinians, Israeli officials estimated.

“With regard to things published in the past few days, I have asked for an examination of the matter,” Netanyahu said in broadcast remarks, in a clear reference to the alleged espionage.

According to undisclosed Israeli officials, Netanyahu’s demand for the release of the Israeli spy through the platform of peace talks with the Palestinians could be executed in one of two ways: A release of the Israeli spy as part of an Israeli-Palestinian agreement pushed by the Americans for next month, or through a deal aimed at releasing Arab-Israeli prisoners.

PM Netanyahu meets with Israeli spy’s wife Esther Pollard (Video: PMO)

Documents leaked on Friday by former US National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden showed the NSA and its British counterpart GCHQ had in 2009 targeted an email address listed as belonging to then-Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and monitored emails of senior defense officials.

“In the close ties between Israel  and the United States, there are things that must not be done and that are not acceptable to us,” Netanyahu said, speaking during a Likud party faction meeting.

On Sunday, several Israeli cabinet members and lawmakers said disclosure of US spying on Israel was an opportunity to press Washington to free jailed Israeli agent Jonathan Pollard. Netanyahu informed Likud party members on Monday that he had met with Pollard’s wife Ester “and updated her on our unceasing efforts to free Jonathan.”

Pollard was sentenced to a life term in 1987 in the United States for spying for Israel. A succession of US presidents have spurned Israeli calls for his pardon.

Source

*

See my post from yesterday dealing with this HERE

7 Comments

  1. Smitty Smit said,

    December 24, 2013 at 16:47

    “5 Dancing Israeli’s” come to mind..lol

  2. Jim said,

    December 24, 2013 at 17:25

    Given the extent to which the Israelis have already penetrated all aspects of the American intelligence community, there is no doubt in my mind that factions in the Israeli government themselves were aware of this “spying” from the get go.

  3. Sharon said,

    December 24, 2013 at 18:54

    vote to make pollard and his ugly wife martyrs asap

  4. December 24, 2013 at 19:41

    FOR ISRAEL TO SPY ON USA IS A OK BUT FOR ANYBODY(USA) TO SPY ON ISRAEL IS TREASON???????????????????????????? WHAT A

    HYPOCRACY.

  5. December 24, 2013 at 21:10

    […] EVEN THE US CALLS ISRAEL’S MOTIVES ‘CHUTZPAH’ IN THE POLLARD AFFAIR […]

  6. Paris said,

    December 25, 2013 at 19:36

    How about USA releases Mr. Pollard and terminates all forms of aid to Israel forever?

  7. R.Sooriamoorthy said,

    December 26, 2013 at 04:55

    If US has any dignity, it should both execute Pollard for high treason and terminate all forms to Israel. But US can do that if it is not already ruled by Israel; that’s what war criminal Sharon said, if I recall rightly.


Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,111 other followers

%d bloggers like this: