Ferraro: Pollard Should Go Free

"I think the whole thing was an unfortunate incident."

August 28, 1998 - Stewart Ain, Staff Writer, New York Jewish Week

Geraldine Ferraro, the first woman to run for the vice presidency on a major party ticket, is the best known of the three Democratic candidates seeking the chance to challenge incumbent Republican Alfonse D'Amato for his U.S. Senate seat.

The following exchange was excerpted from the AIN interview of August 28, 1998:

AIN: Jonathan Pollard has been in jail now for more than 10 years for spying for Israel. Should he be released?

GERALDINE FERRARO: Yes, I think so. Even though Israel is a friend, spying and turning over information under no circumstances should be allowed in this country. He has to understand that. Does he, after having been through this such a long period of time ? I assume so. He should have come and maybe spoken to the people and maybe pressed his elected officials to make sure the information had gone to Israel.

I think the whole thing was an unfortunate incident.

NOTE: All of the above was excerpted from an interview with Geraldine Ferraro, by Stuart Ain, published in the New York Jewish Week, August 28, 1998.