The above transcript reveals all of Luchins' usual lies about Jonathan
Pollard. Luchins prefaces by saying that Jonathan Pollard should be out
of prison, but his ensuing remarks convey the opposite message.
Luchins' lies include:
Luchins also puts words in the mouths of the candidates. His
interpretation of Bill Bradley's position on Pollard - especially
Bradley's endorsement of parole - sounds more like David Luchins'
positon than anything we have heard from Bradley. Luchins also
professes to read the mind of Hillary Clinton. She too, in his
imaginings, favors parole - something she has never even hinted at.
- Jonathan has refused to express remorse.
- Jonathan has done damage to the US.
- Jonathan Pollard would be granted parole but refuses to apply for
- Jonathan is held hostage by a small group of his own people who do
not allow him to seek parole.
- Jonathan will not avail himself of the help being offered by such
notables as Eli Wiesel and Coretta Scott King who want to testify for
him at a parole hearing.
- Jonathan had Alan Dershowitz and Leonard Garment as lawyers and he
Contrary to what Luchins claims, a parole hearing is not a court
hearing. As a rule, the parole board examines the prisoner's file well
in advance of the hearing, and their decision - based on the contents
of the file - has already been made before the hearing begins. Jonathan
Pollard's parole file contains nothing but negative recommendations from
those government agencies with vested interests in keeping him in
It should also be noted that Luchins represents the position of the
Orthodox Union [OU] as being identical to his own. Namely, that
judicially Pollard got what he deserved, and the only grounds on which
he should seek release are humantiarian or via the parole process.
According to this view, judicial equity is not something that Pollard
has a right to, and is not something that he should be fighting for. The
the OU has never publicly "corrected" Luchins, or stated its own
postition as being anything but what he presents. This conflicts with
the position that the OU represents to its members.
Luchins is correct in stating that "people go crazy" every time he opens
his mouth on the Pollard case. Isn't it time for Luchins and the OU to
relect on what it is that he is saying which causes such consternation?
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