Pollard's Attorney Responds to A-G Rubinstein's Remarks
May 26, 1997 - The Jerusalem Post
As Jonathan Pollard's attorney I would like to offer the following comments
with regard to Attorney General Rubinstein's remarks cited in the above
Attorney General Elyakim Rubinstein's strong words of support for
Jonathan Pollard spoken in Jerusalem have never been heard in Washington,
where they might actually have had some value
. Strong sentiments that are
not supported by practical action are worthless.
By his own admission, Rubinstein withdrew his support two years ago
precisely at the moment that Jonathan became an Israeli citizen, and
initiated a serious and purposeful fight for his freedom
Earlier "efforts" that Rubinstein claims to have been involved in were
largely empty gestures designed to mollify public concern and to avoid future charges of governmental indifference to the plight of an Israeli
It is simply not believable that so many Prime Ministers and so many
Presidents of Israel - aided by Elyakim Rubinstein - could be so inept
and so ineffective that their collective efforts have failed to advance the
case at all in 13 years.
Has the abject failure of the combined "efforts" of all these
distinguished individuals been the result of the minimal effort expended,
which signaled to the Americans a lack of serious intent? Or is it the result of cold-blooded calculation?
Jonathan Pollard's petition to the Israeli High Court of Justice seeks to
have this question answered definitively once and for all.