Weizman-Clinton Meeting & Court Hearing
October 12, 1997 - News Release
Weizman - Clinton Meeting:
On his recent trip to the US, President Ezer Weizman carried a petition
signed by members of the Israeli Knesset asking President Clinton for
the immediate release of Jonathan Pollard. Weizman received the petition
from M.K. Ophir Pines. Subsequent verification indicates that President
Clinton did NOT receive the petition from the Israeli President. (M.K.
Pines had previously tried to deliver a similar petition to Secretary of
State Madeline Albright who refused to meet with a Knesset delegation on
President Weizman's remarks to the press during his stay in Washington,
and upon his return to Israel clearly indicate that the Government
remains indifferent to the plight of its agent, Jonathan Pollard.
Speaking out of both sides of his mouth, the Israeli President declared
that HE HAD NOT brought up the Pollard case with President Clinton
(Jerusalem Post, October 7 1997); and then two days later (Jerusalem Post Oct 9,
1997) he declared that HE HAD !
Justice for Jonathan Pollard observes that this is typical of the
treatment of Jonathan Pollard by the Government of Israel - all
doublespeak, no action. The recent rescue of its agents from Jordan
following the bungled Mashaal affair demonstrates that when it wants to,
the Government of Israel knows how to bring its agents home...
Pollard Court Hearing:
In a Monday October 6th Israeli television show, "Popolitica," Eitan
Haber, former Head of the Prime Minister's Bureau for the late Prime
Minister Rabin, is reported to have said that the findings of the two
commissions of inquiry on the Pollard Case (the Eban Committee Report
and the Tzur-Rottenstriech Commission Report) have been kept classified
for the last 10 years because their public release would have
necessitated the immediate resignation of the top government trio:
Peres, Shamir, and Rabin.
On September 18, Jonathan Pollard's attorney filed a request with the
High Court to order the government to produce these documents and to
reveal their conclusions publicly. The Israel High Court has yet to
reply to this request. The High Court has also yet to rule on a second
request by Pollard to have Attorney General Eliyakam Rubinstein
disqualified from representing the government in the up-coming October
29th hearing on the Pollard case because of his participation in a
conspiracy to obstruct justice in this affair.
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