Why Attorney General Rubinstein Was Removed From the Pollard Petition: A Clarification
October 30, 1997
The removal of the clause alleging damage by Eliyakam Rubinstein to
Jonathan Pollard should not be construed as a dismissal of the
allegations against Rubinstein. The demand to remove the clause from the
petition was made by counsel for the government and was initially
refused by legal cousel for Jonathan Pollard.
Pollard's attorneys countered that once the court orders the
Tzur-Rottenstreich Commission and Eban Committee Report findings to be
made public and these documents reveal Mr. Rubinstein's status in the
Pollard affair, the plaintiff would be willing to consider the request
to drop the allegations against Mr. Rubinstein.
In considering the government's request,the Justices indicated that a
separate petition could be filed against Mr.Rubinstein and that since
the clause in question was not essential to the petition currently
before the court, acceding to the government's request might expedite
the hearing. As a gesture of conciliation and to expedite the court
procedings, Pollard's attorneys agreed to remove the Rubinstein clause
from the current petition.
See also: High Court Postpones Hearing on Pollard Petition
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