Justice4JP Release - August 9, 2005
For the second time in less than a week, Arutz7's failure to check its facts has resulted in its publishing major bloopers on the Pollard case.
In a 9 August 2005 article announcing the candidacy of MK Uzi Landau to head the Likud Party (copy follows below) Arutz7 pointed out the 2 areas in which it claims Dr. Landau has "demonstrated consistency":
1) voting consistently against the expulsion from Gush Katif 2) taking consistent action on behalf of Jonathan Pollard.
Jonathan Pollard responded to this "news" by asking if anyone knows what they are smoking at Arutz7. Laughing, Pollard told Justice4JP: "If 'consistent action' on my behalf is the best recommendation that Arutz7 can find for Uzi Landau, the man is in serious trouble!"
Asked if there is any truth to the statement that Landau has been "consistent" on the Pollard Case, Jonathan Pollard quipped, "Sure! Landau has consistently done nothing for the last 2 decades!"
Justice4JP notes that for 20 years Dr. Landau has consistently ducked all of Jonathan's representatives' appeals for help. He has consistently avoided taking any action or any position that might be helpful. The few public pronouncements Landau has made on the case have been self-serving and never followed up with any action whatsoever. In short, neither Pollard, nor his team has had any assistance from Landau for the last 2 decades.
The factually flawed Arutz7 report follows below. Once again, Justice4JP invites Arutz7 to correct the record by publishing this release.
Mk Uzi Landau To Announce Candidacy To Head LikudArutz7 - August 09, 2005 / 4 Av 5765
(IsraelNN.com) MK Uzi Landau has called a press conference for this morning in Tel Aviv in which he will announce his candidacy to head the Likud party. Landau clarified yesterday that former Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's resignation from the Cabinet has no effect on his decision to compete for the position. Dr. Landau, called "head of the rebels" against Prime Minister Ariel Sharon out of loyalty to the Likud's founding principles, has consistently voted against the expulsion from Gush Katif and the Northern Shomron. Landau's record also shows consistent action on behalf of Jonathan Pollard, serving a life sentence in the United States for passing classified information to Israel.