Tag Archives: Jonathan Pollard

The Middle East peace talks – what just happened?

The last 24-48 hours have been like a crazy roller-coaster ride for Israelis and Middle-East watchers. The Obama-Kerry inspired “peace” talks between Israel and the Palestinians have taken so many turns, upsets, switchbacks and hairpin bends that anyone trying to … Continue reading

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America spies extensively on Israel, but Jonathan Pollard still languishes in jail

Thanks to both Wikileaks and Edward Snowden’s massive leak of NSA secrets, we have now learned about yet another US espionage scandal. The US (and the UK) spied on the offices of Israeli Prime Ministers Ehud Olmert and Binyamin Netanyahu: … Continue reading

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Americans free jailed Iranian scientist but won’t release Jonathan Pollard

Before I deal with the parallels between the two prisoners mentioned in the headline I feel it ought to be pointed out that  there is something inordinately topsy-turvy about the American deal with Iran to disarm its nuclear program.   (I … Continue reading

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Perverted logic: Releasing murderers for peace

What kind of inverted and perverted logic demands that murderers be released from prison in order to prove the peaceful intentions of the side that is more eager to achieve peace? Palestinian logic, that’s what. For some reason the balance … Continue reading

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The Arrow 3 debacle

Last week Israeli defence officials announced that production of the Arrow 3 anti-ballistic missile system was being stepped up in the light of Iran’s aggressive posturing regarding its nuclear program. With Iran’s nuclear program in mind, Israel is stepping up … Continue reading

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A Palestinian airline bomber is released from US jail but Jonathan Pollard remains incarcerated

Ahead of President Barack Obama’s visit to Israel tomorrow, Israel is awash with petitions, posters and protests asking for the release of convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard. Even such diverse personalities as former Israeli captive Gilad Shalit and top model … Continue reading

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