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Title: Jonathan Pollard says Jews ‘will always have dual loyalty’ and would counsel young Jews to consider spying for Israel
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URL Source: https://www.jta.org/quick-reads/jon ... -to-consider-spying-for-israel
Published: Jan 6, 2022
Author: Ron Kampeas
Post Date: 2022-01-06 12:25:48 by Ada
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Comments: 5

(JTA) — Jonathan Pollard, the convicted spy for Israel whose story haunted the American Jewish community’s relations with the U.S. government for decades, is unrepentant.

“The bottom line on this charge of dual loyalty is, I’m sorry, we’re Jews, and if we’re Jews, we will always have dual loyalty,” Pollard said in an interview published Thursday in Israel Hayom, his first extensive remarks since his release from prison in 2015.

Pollard recalled how much of the Jewish leadership did not stand up for him following his 1985 arrest, when he was a civilian analyst for the U.S. Navy who was found to be spying for Israel.

“If you’re outside Israel, then you live in a society in which you are basically considered unreliable,” he said.

The U.S. Jewish leadership eventually softened in its outlook, and some Jewish leaders lobbied for Pollard’s release, saying his life sentence was excessive.

Pollard’s full interview will be published Friday. In an earlier excerpt published by Israel Hayom, he said he knew he “crossed a line” when he relayed the information to Israel, but added that he believed the United States was withholding from Israel intelligence critical to its security.

Pollard’s arrest and eventual conviction complicated ties between U.S. Jews and sectors of the government. Jews seeking entry into or advancement in the national security apparatus were often rebuffed, with Pollard cited as the reason. The Pollard narrative in part drove the espionage charges brought in 2004 against two top staffers for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee — a case that fell apart but drastically changed how AIPAC operated.

Pollard suggested that Jews were deluding themselves if they thought of America as a home and suggested he would counsel a young U.S. Jew working in the American security apparatus to spy for Israel.

“I’d tell him, not doing anything is unacceptable. So simply going home [to Israel] is not acceptable. Making aliyah is not acceptable,” Pollard said. “You have to make a decision whether your concern for Israel and loyalty to Israel and loyalty to your fellow Jews is more important than your life.”

Pollard was paroled from his life sentence in 2015. The terms of his parole were not renewed last year and he flew to Israel, where Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu greeted him at the airport. Sheldon Adelson, the late owner of Israel Hayom, provided a private plane for Pollard to fly to Israel.

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#1. To: Ada (#0)

he believed the United States was withholding from Israel intelligence critical to its security

"Withholding" implies that Israel was entitled to the info.

And what he describes is not "dual loyalty", as the term is fallacious on its face. Spying for Israel against one's home country is not "dual loyalty to the two countries. It betraying one to serve the other.

I'm sure Israel will lavishly reward him for the rest of his life.

Pinguinite  posted on  2022-01-06   13:05:59 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: Pinguinite, Ada (#1)

A man cannot serve two masters - the Bible, and common sense.

“ On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron. ” ~ H. L. Mencken

Lod  posted on  2022-01-06   13:37:31 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: Ada (#0)

That jew bastard should have been shot for what he did. He got away with it because the US of A is controlled by jews and jew land.

Darkwing  posted on  2022-01-06   14:11:28 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#4. To: Darkwing (#3)

the US of A is controlled by jews and jew land.

You simply need to recall what Netanjoohoo said, "We control America and the Americans know it." ;)

"When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one." Edmund Burke

BTP Holdings  posted on  2022-01-06   15:52:52 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#5. To: BTP Holdings (#4)

You simply need to recall what Netanjoohoo said, "We control America and the Americans know it." ;)

so your idol donnel was compelled to pardon all those yids on his way out of the white house


I used to be in a hurry, then I figured out I was just getting nowhere fast.

IRTorqued  posted on  2022-01-06   21:27:20 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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