Israelis asking Peres to pressure Obama for Pollard's release, again.
Look for the Israelis, either publically or privately, to hold Hagel's appointment hostage in exchange for Pollard's release. The Israel Lobby in America will obey orders from their Israeli masters.
Pollard has less than three more years to serve before he is released. That's because at the time of his being sentenced to life in prison, the policy was that after serving thirty years of his life sentence he may be released. Pollard has never applied for parole because he wants to be pardoned.
Caspar Weinberger notified the court (Mar 4, 1987) that Pollard is and will remain a threat to the United States if released.
4. It is also relevant that Pollard has recently analogized himself to an Israeli pilot shot down behind enemy lines, and has stated his hope that he will yet be able to immigrate to Israel. Whatever else his analogy suggests, it clearly indicates that his loyalty to Israel transcends his loyalty to the United States. Nor, apparently, does any residual loyalty to the United States persuade him that he should protect U.S. national defense information at all. Only a few days ago, on February 15, 1987, the Washington Post published an article about Pollard. That article contained information purporting to reflect U.S. intelligence efforts. While I do not intend publicly to confirm or deny the accuracy of those statements, it is beyond cavil that, if true, such information should never be made publicly available. The defendant initially denied having been the source of the information, but when confronted with a polygraph examination on February 25, he acknowledged that he had either provided or confirmed certain of the information contained in that article by talking to a journalist. I have no way of knowing whether he provided additional information not published in that article, but I believe that there can be no doubt that he can, and will, continue to disclose U.S. secrets without regard to the impact it may have on U.S. national defense or foreign policy. Only a period of incarceration commensurate with the enduring quality of the national defense information he can yet impart, will provide a measure of protection against further damage to the national security.End Quote
Israel and Pollard should be grateful that Pollard was not executed as he should have been for the crimes he committed.
In less than three years Pollard may go to Israel and collect the $millions that Israel has waiting for him.