You ought to be ashamed for letting the traitor Jonathan Pollard vent his self-pity in your periodical. How many times does it all have to be said? The guy betrayed the people of the United States. Maybe the intelligence doesn’t matter today (though this can of course not be proven), maybe he meant well because he wanted to help our “friend” Israel. It doesn’t matter. He put loyalty to his religious peers in Israel before his loyalty to his American fellow citizens. He has no idea where the intelligence he passed on may have ended up, or what damage it may have caused.
Pollard, and the flack you brought in from Israel to do a sympathetic, “exclusive” puff-piece on him, need to wake up. There are no “friends” in the international community. There are allies who share common interests, and when those are gone, nations pursue their own way. Does anyone doubt that if Israel felt its interests were divergent from ours (as it has in fact manifestly felt on many occasions) that their “friendship” would stop them from turning against us? I don’t.
Let me give you an analogy. I am an American of Irish descent, with close ties remaining with the old country. Ireland is our friend. We have a lot of common interests. We both like democracy. I would be outraged if some Irish-American betrayed classified information to the Irish government because of that, and I would call for the imprisonment of such a person.p>Let us not waste our sympathy. Pollard is a self-righteous, duplicitous hack who needs to spend his life behind bars, at the very least, as do any we catch in the act of betraying all of us. br> —