Jonathan Pollard

RABBI AVI WEISS Rabbi of the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale National President of the Coaltion of Jewish Concerns SEYMOUR HERSH Wrote the article "The Traitor: The Case Against Jonathan Pollard", for the January 18, 1999 The New Yorker magazine During the Wye River Mideast peace talks last October, convicted spy Jonathan Pollard, already a cause celebre in Israel, became one in the United States. An American, and currently in jail, Pollard was convicted in 1985 of spying for the Israeli government. During the peace talks, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tried to win Pollard's release in exchange for signing the Wye Peace Accord with the Palestinians. President Clinton refused to release the convicted spy, but said he would order another review of his case. Join guest host Melinda Penkava for a discussion of Jonathan Pollard, on the next Talk of the Nation from NPR News.



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