Israel Spy Complains He's Abandoned
February 15, 1998 - The Washington Post
Jonathan Pollard, an American convicted of
spying for Israel, says Israel hasn't done enough to secure his
release from American prison.
"I have earnestly hoped and prayed that the Israeli government
would act for my immediate release. ... But it has not happened,"
Pollard complained in a letter to Israeli Labor Minister Eliyahu
Yishai. The letter was made public Sunday.
"If the Israeli government acted with proper diligence, I would
have been freed already," Pollard said.
Pollard asked Yishai to visit him during an upcoming visit to
the United States.
"It is critically important that I see you at the earliest
possible opportunity," he wrote.
Pollard was sentenced to life in prison in 1987 for giving
Israel secret information he learned while working as a Navy
intelligence analyst. He was arrested in 1985.