May 22, 2007

America merciful to Israel's spy, Pollard

Ha'aretz has a curious report about how the American ambassador to Israel, Richard Jones, has shocked his hosts by saying that America has shown mercy to the American spy for Israel, Jonathan Pollard, by not executing him:
"It came out in the trial very clearly, Jonathan Pollard took money for what he did, he sold out his country," Jones said at a Bar-Ilan University conference on U.S.-Israel relations. "The fact that he wasn't executed is the mercy that Jonathan Pollard will receive."

"This is a very emotional issue in the United States," Jones said. "I know he was helping a friend but that's what makes it even more emotional for Americans, if a friend would cooperate in aiding and abetting someone who is committing treason against his own country."
Another example of how Israel's star is falling in America? Maybe, maybe not. If he stays as ambassador to Israel then yes. If he's recalled, then no.

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