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How will Jews react to Obama denying justice for Jonathan Pollard as leverage over them?

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Uploaded on Dec 27, 2010

http://www.jootube.tv Jonathan Pollard"s rabbi, Pesach Lerner, is asked about the injustice inflicted upon Mr. Pollard (in view of recent revelations of the innocuousness of his disclosure to Israel about Saddam's WMD gas weaponry).

Rabbi Pesach Lerner, Exec. Vice-President of the National Council of Young Israel relates the realities of the persecution of the ailing, over-sentenced Jewish-American, Jonathan Pollard.

U.S. Naval intelligence officer, Pollard destroyed his family and sacrificed his freedom in order to pass on certain intelligence information to the Israelis. What sort of information? Details of: Iraqi and Syrian gas, chemical and biological warfare capabilities; Soviet arms shipments to Arab countries; Pakistan's efforts to build an atom bomb; U.S. Intelligence assessments of PLO-planned activities; Libyan air defenses, and more.

Why such information, some of vital to Israel's very survival, was being officially withheld from Israel by the U.S. - despite the "U.S.-Israel Exchange of Intelligence Agreement" the two nations had signed just two years earlier - remains a mystery. To Pollard, it was more than a mystery; it was an outrage.

(When Pollard asked his superiors in the U.S. Defense Department why information about the poison gas capabilities of Israel's sworn enemies was being withheld from Israel, he was reportedly told: "Jews are too sensitive about gas.") Pollard responded by breaking the rules.

Presumptions of revelations of US spies' identities to the Soviet Union attributed to Pollard factored into the Government renegging on its plea deal with Jon and throwing the book at him - a life-sentence. But those disclosures were later attributed to higher-up spies Aldrich Ames and Robert Hassen. Robert Hanssen and "Rick" Ames were arguably the worst traitors in the history of the Cold War. Aldrich Ames who spied for an enemy nation (the Soviet Union), committed treason, and was responsible for the deaths of at least 11 American agents, received the same sentence as Jonathan Pollard. Pollard's only indictment was one count of passing classified information to an ally. Pollard spent 7 years in solitary confinement, in the harshest unit of the harshest prison in the Federal system - FCI Marion.

Aldrich Ames' treatment was far more benign, and (except for a relatively short period of time during debriefing) did not include the rigours of long years of solitary; nor was he ever subjected to the harsh conditions of "K" Unit at Marion - even though his offense was far more serious. Phone the White House Comment line +1-202-456-1111 to urge clemency for Jonathan. And/or send a FREE FAX to President Obama from faxzero.com White House Fax number: 202-456-2461

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