- Feb 25, 2012
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In Israel, officials use U.S. spying revelation to bring new focus to Pollard case
We do not need any special event in order to discuss the release of Jonathan Pollard, Netanyahu told his ministers. We hope that the conditions will be created that will enable us to bring Jonathan home. This is neither conditional on, nor related to, recent events, even though we have given our opinion on these developments.
Other Israeli leaders have been more direct in criticizing U.S. spying and comparing it to Pollards case.
This is a severe case, and I hope this is the iceberg rather than the tip of the iceberg, said Yuli Edelstein, speaker of the Knesset, the Jerusalem Post reported. Otherwise, this case is liable to do damage to our relations with the U.S.
Ayelet Shaked, who chairs the Knesset caucus that lobbies for Pollards release, said, It is completely unfathomable that the United States, a most trusted ally and friend of Israel, would hold to such a blatant double standard by continuing to keep Jonathan Pollard in prison while at the same time conducting systematic espionage against Israeli officials.
In Israel, officials use U.S. spying revelation to bring new focus to Pollard case - The Washington Post
Does Israel realize how hypocritical this makes them seem, Johnathan Pollard was probably at least the second worse spy in the history of the US. This really is unbelievable, and please don't try to tell me that the Mossad does not spy on our leaders !!!