Behind the lines: Pollard’s plight

12.11.2011                      15.Cheschwan. 5772                      Wajera


Behind the lines: Pollard's plight

Ahead of 26th anniversary of Jonathan Pollard’s arrest, an exclusive look at year-old clemency request reveals how his case was mishandled.

Following the release of Gilad Schalit from the clutches of Hamas in the Gaza Strip, one of the questions most often asked to spokesmen for Israel who address audiences in the United States is why Israeli agent Jonathan Pollard remains in an American federal prison.
Pollard will enter his 27th year in captivity on November 21, even though the median sentence for those convicted of passing classified information to an ally is just two to four years.
No one else in American history has ever received a life sentence for this offense….