Barak Can Get Indyk but Not Pollard? - Arutz7
Arutz7 News - October 22, 1999
JERUSALEM - Ma'ariv reported this week that newly-obtained American
documents show that the senior Israeli official who met with U.S.
intelligence officials following the arrest of Jonathan Pollard in 1985
was none other than the head of IDF Intelligence, Gen. Ehud Barak. Atty. Larry Dub, Pollard's
lawyer, is preparing a Supreme Court suit demanding the release of the
minutes of all meetings between Barak and his American counterpart
Sources close to Pollard said this week that the
fact that Barak was involved in the initial contacts with the Americans may
explain "why Barak has, for years, consistently avoided any contact with
Pollard, and completely ducked any responsibility towards him."
Barak's office stated this week that "Ehud Barak was never
the head of a team
that handled the Jonathan Pollard case, and he never dealt with this issue
directly during his army service."
Pollard recently filed a Supreme Court suit against Ehud Barak in an
attempt to force the Prime Minister to accept responsibility for
securing Pollard's release. Pollard's wife Esther explained yesterday that
"Barak is the only Israeli official with sufficient authority and status in
Washington to secure Jonathan's release." As if to underline these
words, Voice of Israel reported today that it was a request by Barak which led
to yesterday's announcement in Washington that Martin Indyk would soon
become the new U.S. Ambassador to Israel.
See also: Ma'ariv: Demand That Barak Reveal Involvement in Pollard Affair