ZOA: If Pres. Obama Can Free 3 Cuban Spies, He Must Free Jonathan Pollard


jonathan-pollardThe Zionist Organization of America  has strongly declared that President Barack Obama, who has this week freed three convicted spies who spied for an enemy regime, Cuba, must free  Jonathan Pollard, who spied for an American ally, Israel.

The ZOA further notes that one of the convicted spies freed by President Obama was responsible for the murder of an American citizen and that all three have served only 13 years for their crimes on behalf of an enemy state, whereas Jonathan Pollard has been imprisoned for 29 years for spying for an American ally.

ZOA National President Morton A. Klein said, “It is remarkable that President Obama, who has been repeatedly urged by U.S. officials who held responsibility at the time for national security and intelligence matters to free Jonathan Pollard, has refused to do so.

“Conversely, he has shown himself, this week, to be willing to free three convicted men who spied for a long-term enemy state, Cuba, including one man who was responsible for death of an American national. Where is the logic and justice in that?

“Jonathan Pollard passed on classified information to Israel, a U.S. ally, not a U.S. enemy. There was, thus, no treason involved. Pollard pled guilty to the charges and apologized for his crimes. His crimes did not lead to the death of Americans, as was once claimed, but rather the espionage activities of Aldrich Ames and Robert Hanssen, whose actions came to light only after the Pollard sentencing, were shown to be responsible for those results.

“Despite, having pled guilty as part of a plea bargain, Pollard was shown no leniency and was given the maximum sentence, comparable to that of Aldrich Ames, the chief of CIA counterintelligence in Eastern Europe, who passed critical defense secrets to the Soviet Union during the Cold War, and was found responsible for the deaths of at least 11 U.S. agents!

“A host of senior past high U.S. government officials with responsibility for relevant national security, international and legal affairs, such as former Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger and George P. Schultz, former CIA Director R. James Woolsey, former National Security Advisor Robert C. “Bud” McFarlane, former Assistant Secretary for Defense Lawrence J. Korb, former Deputy National Security Adviser Elliott Abrams, former Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman David Durenberger, former Deputy Attorney General Philip Heymann; former White House counsel Bernard Nussbaum, former Senate Judiciary Committee Member, Dennis DeConcini, and former U.S. Ambassadors to Israel Samuel Lewis and Thomas Pickering, have all publicly and in writing stated that Jonathan Pollard’s sentence has been disproportionate and urged President Obama to pardon him.

“Jonathan Pollard has already served nearly three decades behind bars, which is by far the harshest sentence ever meted out for the offense he committed — the average term for which is a fine or two to four years’ imprisonment.

“If President Obama can free three spies for a hostile state like Cuba, including a murderer, he can certainly pardon Jonathan Pollard. He should do so without further delay.”

{Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. Absurd. Everyone knows that Cuba represents the pinnacle of Obama’s aspirations, whereas Israel is a thorn in his side and the side of all terrorists.

  2. Doesn’t this author understand that so long as Pollard is Jewish he’s doomed but
    if he chose convert to E-slaaam, he stands a chance, especially with this president!

  3. Look, Cuba gave up 1 Jew in exchange for 3 Cuban spies. Do the math. If Israel wants Pollard released, it must arrest 3 American spies (of which there is no shortage, I’m sure)in Israel.

    Israel can then do some grandstanding similar to the declaration made by Caspar Weinberger. They can make some dramatic statements sort of along the same lines like, “Never in the history of the Jewish people has the security of this nation been so compromised as through the actions of these miscreants. If Israel had a death penalty, it would surely be applied against these criminals. We would gladly elaborate on the grievous harm caused by these nefarious agents of nihilism, but alas, in the interest of national security we are constrained from further comment, blah, blah, blah, blah.”

    But of course, the above is pure fantasy. Regarding Israel America is an 800 pound gorilla that sits where it wants. Poor little Israel can only plead, cajole, and entreat, while any third world country can demand, extort and threaten the United States to do its bidding.

  4. Will this statement help the legal issue? Pollard was and still is a US citizen.

    Oh, and Obama and his negotiators have freed and expelled three Cuban citizens (whose govt, differently from the Zionist Entity, backed and supported their agents, who, exactly like Pollard, were unregistered) but most important, a precious Yid suffering from serious health ailments was freed – along with another U.S. citizen. Did the ZOA not notice this “detail”?