February 19, 1987 |
Jonathan Jay Pollard's spying for Israel dealt as serious a blow to national security as any other reported espionage case in U.S. history, prosecutors said in court papers released Wednesday. "The breadth and volume of the U.S. classified information sold by defendant to Israel was enormous, as great as in any reported case involving espionage on behalf of any foreign nation," federal prosecutors said in a 16-page memo filed in the case of the convicted spy.
March 16, 1987 |
Rafael Eitan, named as the Israeli spymaster whose ring recruited U.S. Navy intelligence analyst Jonathan Jay Pollard, was quoted Sunday as saying his superiors knew of the operation and that he would not be made a scapegoat. The independent tabloid Hadashot quoted Eitan as contradicting the government position that Pollard's recruitment was an unauthorized "rogue" action.
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March 6, 1987
Jonathan Jay Pollard, a former civilian intelligence analyst for the U.S. Navy who confessed to spying for Israel, has been sentenced to life imprisonment. His wife and helpmate in espionage, Anne Henderson-Pollard, will go to jail for five years. What secrets did Pollard steal and pass on to his Israeli handlers? Virtually anything that they asked for, and that was plenty--in all, 40 cubic yards of intelligence data on everything from U.S.
June 4, 1986 |
Avoiding a sensational trial that could have strained U.S.-Israeli relations, former Navy analyst Jonathan Jay Pollard and his wife pleaded guilty today to espionage charges, admitting they sold Israel stacks of secret documents as part of an Israeli spy network that included three Israeli officials and an embassy secretary. Appearing in U.S.
March 31, 1987 |
Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir said Monday that the strain in U.S.-Israel relations over the Pollard spy case should ease with the resignation of an Israeli air force colonel accused of recruiting an American Jew to spy for Israel. "Of course, it will make things easier. . . . It's a matter of atmosphere, general attitude," Shamir said in an interview broadcast by Israeli television. Shamir refused to say if he thought the government had made a mistake originally by naming Col.
July 18, 1988 |
The telephone calls come at least once a day to the drab office suite inside an anonymous high-rise building at the edge of Manhattan's garment district. For Bernard Henderson, the man at the receiving end, they are at once intensely personal and strictly business. The caller is his daughter, Anne Henderson-Pollard, wife of Jonathan Jay Pollard, the former U.S. Navy intelligence analyst convicted of spying for Israel and sentenced a year ago to life imprisonment.
February 28, 1987 |
Convicted spy Jonathan Jay Pollard, portraying himself as a loyal American who helped Israel, on Friday cited "extremely detailed" requests for U.S. intelligence data as evidence of Israel's "highly coordinated" espionage effort. He said some secrets he provided led directly to an Israeli attack on the PLO in 1985. Pollard said in a lengthy pre-sentence statement that he gave Israel military intelligence to help it maintain an up-to-date defense against hostile neighbors, notably Syria.
February 10, 1987 |
The Justice Department, concluding that Israeli officials concealed key information last year in the Jonathan Jay Pollard spy case, has told four Israeli government and military figures that they have lost their immunity from criminal prosecution in the affair, sources close to the case said Monday. The unusual move--which threatens to further strain U.S.
February 19, 1988 |
Nearly a year after Jonathan Jay Pollard was sentenced to life in prison as a spy for Israel, Justice Department officials have concluded that Israel almost certainly had another American espionage agent--dubbed "Mr. X" by government investigators--in the CIA or the Defense Department, according to informed sources. The Justice Department is continuing its investigation in an attempt to establish the identity of a second spy for Israel, the sources said. The belief that a Mr.
April 1, 1986 |
Accused spy Jerry Whitworth once confided to a Navy friend that admitted spy John A. Walker financed his big-spender life style by selling classified secrets to the Israelis, the friend testified Monday as Whitworth's trial entered its second week. The testimony by Myra Barnes, 37, a former girlfriend of Walker and acquaintance of Whitworth, was the first indication that Whitworth was aware of Walker's espionage activities.