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  • ** FILE ** Air Force Gen. Michael V. Hayden

    Former CIA chief: Freeing convicted Israeli spy Pollard would be 'act of desperation'

    With Israeli-Palestinian peace talks on the brink, the Obama administration reportedly is considering the release of convicted spy Jonathan Pollard as a way to keep the two sides at the table, but the former head of the CIA said Sunday such a move would be disastrous.

  • Prospect of spy release latest twist in legal saga

    The arrest of Jonathan Pollard nearly 30 years ago set off an emotional legal saga that has confronted American presidents and Israeli prime ministers, wound through the courts and divided those who say the convicted spy has paid his debt to society and those who contend the damage he caused was incalculable.

  • Pollard talks latest twist in long legal US saga

    The arrest of Jonathan Pollard nearly 30 years ago set off an emotional legal saga that has confronted American presidents and Israeli prime ministers, wound through the courts and divided those who say the convicted spy has paid his debt to society and those who contend the damage he caused was incalculable.

  • ** FILE ** U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, listens as European Union High Representative Catherine Ashton speaks to the media at the start of a U.S.-EU Energy Dialogue meeting at the headquarters of the European Union in Brussels Wednesday, April 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)

    PRUDEN: Kerry's desperation meets Palestinian intransigence in Mideast peace process

    If John Kerry wants to live with his head in the clouds, he should stick to windsurfing. He's making a further mess of everything in the Middle East. When President Obama, who lives in fantasies wrapped in pipe dreams himself, is fully awake, he should order the secretary of state to surf on home.

  • In this March 30, 2014, photo U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at a news conference in Paris. The United States is talking with Israel about the possibility of releasing convicted spy Jonathan Pollard early from his life sentence as an incentive in the troubled Mideast peace negotiations, a person familiar with the situation said Monday March 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)

    American spy's release would be high-stakes gamble

    The Obama administration is bringing the U.S. closer than it has been in years to granting convicted spy Jonathan Pollard an early release in a high-stakes gamble to advance Mideast peace talks.

  • US parole commissioner: spy Pollard waives hearing

    A member of the U.S. Parole Commission says convicted spy Jonathan Pollard has waived a planned parole hearing.

  • ** FILE ** This May 15, 1998, file photo shows Jonathan Pollard speaking during an interview in a conference room at the Federal Correction Institution in Butner, N.C. (AP Photo/Karl DeBlaker, File)

    Obama mulls release of spy for Israel

    The White House said Tuesday that President Obama hasn't made up his mind whether to release convicted spy Jonathan Pollard to the Israelis as part of negotiations to keep alive peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

  • ** FILE ** Jonathan Pollard, seen in 1998, was sentenced to life in prison in 1987 for providing classified information to Israel. Citing unidentified sources, an Israeli television station reported that Secretary of State John F. Kerry was offering to free Pollard if Israel released Israeil-Arab prisoners. (Associated Press)

    U.S. mulls trading Jonathan Pollard to get Israeli peace pact back on track: report

    The United States and Israel are reportedly discussing whether convicted spy Jonathan Pollard could be released early from his life sentence, the latest in U.S. efforts to reignite peace negotiations in the Mideast between the Jewish nation and the Palestinians.

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  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Who's the real traitor?

    Jonathan Pollard has had an arguable price exacted on his acknowledged and considered treasonous behavior. Meanwhile, President Obama gets to destroy America and the rest of the world with his own questionable acts of highly suspect executive impunity.

  • ** FILE ** Jonathan Pollard, seen in 1998, was sentenced to life in prison in 1987 for providing classified information to Israel. Citing unidentified sources, an Israeli television station reported that Secretary of State John F. Kerry was offering to free Pollard if Israel released Israeil-Arab prisoners. (Associated Press)

    Justice Department's refusal to unseal records in Pollard case holds up parole for spy, lawyer says

    Attorneys for Jonathan Pollard are trying to win parole for the convicted spy, but say they're hamstrung by the Justice Department's refusal to unseal records they say could show his life sentence was unfairly influenced by anti-Israeli sentiments of a former Reagan administration defense secretary.

  • Obama heckler demands Pollard release

    President Obama was heckled Thursday during a speech to an audience that included scores of university students in Jerusalem.

  • Convicted spy Jonathan Pollard speaks during an interview at the Federal Correction Institution in Butner, N.C, on Friday, May 15, 1998. (AP Photo/Karl DeBlaker)

    Israelis plan to press Obama to free convicted spy Jonathan Pollard

    Israel's Nobel-laureate president, backed by thousands of followers, is leading an effort to press President Obama during his upcoming visit to free convicted spy Jonathan Pollard, ending one of the most painful episodes between the two allies.

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    Pakistan's military chief is working to repair his army's wounded pride in the bitter aftermath of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, a humiliation that has strained U.S.-Pakistani relations and raised questions about the top general's own standing.

  • Obscuring facts in Pollard case

    As pro bono attorneys for Jonathan Pollard, we never cease to be amazed at how those hostile to Pollard feel compelled to invent facts. Evidently, these adversaries recognize that the actual facts are not sufficient to justify keepingPollard in prison any longer. Most recently, in the Jan. 5 issue of The Washington Times, Joseph DiGenova, the U.S. attorney who prosecuted Pollard, made false and inflammatory allegations inconsistent with, and in some respects directly contradicted by, the public court record ("Netanyahu seeks pardon for Pollard," Page 1).

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