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Israel's Espionage on US Negotiators casts a Shadow on Critical Alliance

David Oualaalou | Posted 04.02.2015 | Politics
David Oualaalou

As Israel reflects on increasing instability in the Middle East and political shoring up needed after Netanyahu's election victory, it must remember that the only country in the world that provides it with diplomatic cover in international forums remains the United States

Reality Check: The US Does Have Leverage

Michael Shtender-Auerbach | Posted 06.09.2014 | World
Michael Shtender-Auerbach

Admittedly, the situation at the moment looks grim: After months of negotiations, a dozen personal visits from the secretary, and countless trips between Jerusalem and Ramallah, Israel is announcing new settlements and reneging on its agreement to release a small number of Palestinian prisoners this weekend.

Pollard and Dreyfus: An American Jew Reflects

Jonathan Russo | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Russo

What is so fascinating -- and, frankly, odd -- about the Pollard and Dreyfus affairs is the Jewish reaction in America and Israel to the admitted spy, Pollard, versus the reaction to the framed one, Dreyfus.

Stuck in an Ideological Divide

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 06.03.2014 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The common characteristics and stark differences between Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu and the Palestinian Authority's President Abbas might just explain why the current peace negotiations are stuck and not likely to lead to any breakthrough as long as they remain in power.

John 'Quixote' Kerry Tilts for the Impossible With Russia and Israel

William Bradley | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

There are times these days when Secretary of State John Kerry seems like Don Quixote, tilting at windmills in trying to teach Russian President Vladimir Putin diplomatic manners and get right-wing Israeli leaders to accept a peace deal with the badly split Palestinians.

Pollard On the Table, Off the Table

Shai Franklin | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics
Shai Franklin

If Israel continues to rely on military and intelligence cooperation with Washington, in order to keep the Jewish state safe from terrorists and other threats, then Jonathan Pollard's case has already compromised the safety and security of Israelis.

Why Pollard and Rubashkin Are Rotting in Jail

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Our community has to reevaluate its relationship with Jews who are in prison. Just because a man goes to jail does not mean that he has nothing left to contribute.

U.S. In Talks With Israel To Release High-Profile Spy

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN and MATTHEW LEE | Posted 04.01.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — The United States is talking with Israel about releasing convicted spy Jonathan Pollard early from his life sentence as an incentiv...

'He Shall Dwell In Isolation': Jonathan Pollard, Espionage And The International Jewish Community

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz | Posted 06.09.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

The Israeli government and the international Jewish community should not be spending its precious time, energy and resources rallying for Pollard's release. Let him serve his sentence and then rejoin the community.

An Honest Letter Could Help Free Israel's Spy in the US

Dan Raviv | Posted 05.24.2013 | World
Dan Raviv

Although there was no mention of Jonathan Pollard -- the American who spied for Israel and was sentenced to life in prison -- during President Obama's visit to Israel, Israeli leaders did call on Obama to release Pollard. And Obama refused.

Americans Seeking Justice in Israel Need Not Apply, But Can We Have Our Spy Back, Please?

Yousef Abukhdair | Posted 11.04.2012 | World
Yousef Abukhdair

How can Israel continue to stand in the way of transparency and justice for an innocent young American killed in their jurisdiction but request clemency for Jonathan Pollard -- who willingly admitted to his seditious crimes against his own country?

Romney Rebuffing GOP Mega Donor On Key Issue

The Daily Beast | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics

Casino tycoon Sheldon Adelson, a major contributor to Mitt Romney's election effort, is pressing the Republican nominee to come out for the release of...

Now's Really the Time for President Obama to Grant Clemency to Jonathan Pollard

Steven Kurlander | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics
Steven Kurlander

This week, a group of Americans and Israelis are visiting South Florida and asking assistance to gain the release of Jonathan Pollard, a civilian intelligence analyst and American Jew sentenced to life in 1986 for passing classified intelligence information to Israel.

Dancing With Injustice on My Mind

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 12.26.2011 | Crime
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

I plan to dance up a storm at my daughter's wedding but will do so remembering the lives of those who have been tossed by a tempest of injustice and who languish forgotten by a community too ashamed of their errors to clamor for simple justice.

Convicted Spy Not Allowed At Father's Funeral

AP | TOM COYNE | Posted 08.20.2011 | Chicago

MISHAWAKA, Indiana — A former U.S. Navy intelligence analyst convicted of spying for Israel was not permitted to attend his father's funeral in ...

The Other Jonathan

Nadia Hijab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nadia Hijab

The Israel prime minister recently appealed for the release of Jonathan Pollard from an American jail. Just a week later, Israel sent Jonathan Pollak to jail. The two men could not be more different.

Notorious Spy Cases Around The World (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

From new reports of a detained American found with "technology" hidden in her teeth in Iran to the ongoing fervor over deported Russian "bombshell" An...

Price for Jonathan Pollard's Release Should Be a Done Deal on Palestine

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

If Netanyahu were to commit to delivering definitively on an internationally-accepted two-state arrangement between Israel and Palestine, then I would support releasing Pollard to the Israelis.

WikiLeaks Further Proves 2010 Middle East Story Is Sad

Taylor Marsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Taylor Marsh

Whatever President Obama once hoped to do in the Middle East is gone. Democrats respect him, but in the hard boiled land of Middle East politics he's proven himself very weak.

Israel To Push U.S. For Convicted Spy's Freedom

AP | DANIEL ESTRIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel's prime minister on Tuesday pledged to press President Barack Obama to release a convicted Israeli spy sentenced to life in p...

Trade Mordechai Vanunu for Jonathan Pollard

Doug Bandow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Doug Bandow

The U.S. should not have to release Jonathan Pollard to reward Israel for making peace. Peace should be its own reward. But Washington could offer to swap Jonathan Pollard for Mordechai Vanunu.

Israel Seeks Release Of Jailed Spy In Exchange For Extending Settlement Freeze

The Guardian | Chris McGreal and Rachel Shabi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Israel is seeking the release of an American jailed for life for spying for the Jewish state in return for concessions in the renewed peace process wi...

James Bond, We Hardly Knew Ye

Michael Vlahos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Vlahos

The American religion puts its faith in Divine Progress. But we now begin to look like ancient Greeks and Romans who looked backward to a lost Golden Age. Consider Jack Kennedy and James Bond: 1962, Dr. No.

Surprise!!!! American Jewish "Leaders" Leap to Defend Israel

Warren Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Warren Goldstein

Here's what I wrote yesterday afternoon in this space: Beware, Americans. By tomorrow morning you will be hearing the "official" Jewish community pa...

Bernie Madoff Eats Pizza Cooked By Child Molester, Spends Time With Convicted Spy Jonathan Pollard: Lawsuit

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Fallen financier Bernard Madoff has plunged from his Manhattan penthouse to the lower bunk of a cell he shares with a drug offender a...