Pollard’s Father Traumatized by Events


morris-pollardThe 94-year-old father of an ex-US Navy analyst convicted of spying for Israel said he can’t sleep at night because of his son’s life prison sentence.

Ninety-four-year-old Morris Pollard said the 1987 sentence of his son Jonathan Pollard is “such an overwhelming miscarriage of justice” that he keeps “waking up fighting with people” in his imagination.

Jonathan Pollard is now 54. He worked as a civilian intelligence analyst when he was arrested, tried and convicted of passing US secrets to Israel.

His father is a cancer researcher and director of the Lobund Laboratory at the University of Notre Dame.

The elder Pollard told the South Bend Tribune he’s particularly upset about the role that former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger played in a letter to the court seeking a heavy sentence.

{AP/Matzav.com Newscenter} 


  1. The most likely method to get him out of jail would be for Netanyahu to say that he won’t budge an inch in the negotiations unless he’s released.

  2. How come only “FORMER” Attorney Generals and Secretary of States and FBI and CIA directors are now requesting that Pollard be freed. Where were they all when they had the power to free him.
    In 2 years from now, as a former President, Obama will also call for the next president to release Pollard. Hopefully he will be released before then)

  3. #1 – do you think Israel’s foreign policy should be dictated by the fate ofP ollard, or for that matter Gilad Shalit? As harsh as it sounds, I hope Netanyahu does the right thing by the State. If those interests coincide with Pollad, all that much better.