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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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The Zionist Zoo strikes again

The Zionist Zoo™ consists of strange animals and objects, all of which have been suspected of sabotaging or spying on Arab countries or civilians.  The levels of paranoia which these animals and objects arouse are a source of enormous amusement … 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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Australia and Israel trade counter-accusations about “Prisoner X”

Yesterday it was reported that Canberra was seeking answers from Israel over the “Prisoner X” affair – the secret arrest and apparent suicide of Ben Zygier in an Israeli jail 2 years ago. Australia has asked Israel to explain the … Continue reading

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The strange case of “Prisoner X”

Israel woke up today to a story seemingly out of 1001 Arabian Nights. Even by the lunatic standards of Middle Eastern conspiracy theories this story ranks way above anything any of us could have imagined. And yet almost nothing definite … Continue reading

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