Ambassador Not Scheduled To Meet Pollard
Arutz7 - March 3, 2005
(IsraelNN.com) Israel continues to ignore Jonathan Pollard's plight, according to "The Committee to Bring Jonathan Pollard Home." This week, they report, the Israeli ambassador is scheduled to speak just 20 minutes away from where Pollard, jailed on charges of spying for Israel, is imprisoned and will not visit him.
In an interview given a year ago in the Bnei Akiva journal "Zeraim (Seeds)" Sharon claimed that he'd given the ambassador orders to "make occasional visits to Pollard." Yet in all that time, they say, not a single visit has been made. The organization views this latest omission of a visit as particularly grave. In their opinion, to come so close without bothering to visit sends a message to the US that Pollard's release is not high on Israel's list of priorities.
The Ambassador, Dani Ayalon, will be meeting with the Jewish Community in Raleigh NC at Temple Beth Or, which is also doing a fund-raiser for the relief of Tsunami victims. No relief is planned for an Israeli agent in peril who has been incarcerated for his activities on behalf of Israel for the last 20 years.
Maariv (02/08/05) reports that the Israeli Ambassador recently hand-delivered a letter to Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, interceding on behalf of an Israeli drug dealer incarcerated in the US. The letter, issued in the name of the Israeli Government, asked the US not to extradite the Israeli heroin dealer to Turkey where he is scheduled to face other charges.
J4JP notes that at the same time that he was pleading on behalf of a drug dealer, the Ambassador could easily have handed Secretary Rice a copy of the Knesset Petition for Jonathan Pollard signed by 112 Members of Knesset more than a year ago, but did not. The Knesset petition, sabotaged by Prime Minister Sharon (even though he himself signed it) has never left Israel, and never been delivered to its addressee, President George W. Bush. This latest snub of Pollard by the Ambassador is yet another signal to the Americans that the fate of Israel's agent, Jonathan Pollard, is of no consequence to the current government of Israel.