Jonathan Pollard Files Lawsuit Against Ha'aretz
Media Release - February 3, 2000
Jonathan Pollard's attorneys plan to file a criminal suit in Israel's
Civil Court today, Thursday February 3, 2000, at 11:30 a.m. against the
Israeli newspaper Ha'aretz, its editor Hanoch Marmri, and writer Ronen
The suit is in response to a January 31, 2000 article written by
Ronen Bergman, "Pollard's War Against His Benefactors". Pollard's
attorneys advised Ha'aretz to retract the article and print a public
apology, or face legal action. Ha'aretz did not respond .
The article presents barefaced lies as if they were facts, and does
great damage to Jonathan Pollard. The appearance of the article, only
days before the Israel Supreme Court is due to rule on Pollard's
petition against Ehud Barak (on Sunday, February 6, 2000), appears to
be a calculated attempt to negatively influence the Court and public
Esther Pollard, wife of Jonathan Pollard, will accompany Pollard's
attorney Baruch Ben-Yosef to file the lawsuit. She will be available at
11:30 am at the Civil Court - Beit Mishpaht HaShalom, 6 Chesin Street,
Jerusalem - to answer any questions.
For further information see:
Responding to "Pollard's War Against His Benefactors"