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.
March 11, 1987 |
Secretary of State George P. Shultz said today that he was "deeply distressed" by Israeli spying on the United States and rebuked Jerusalem for not punishing two key officials involved in the Jonathan Jay Pollard case. Shultz told a House appropriations subcommittee that he had ordered American diplomats to shun Israeli Gen. Aviem Sella, who was indicted last week by a federal grand jury here, and the air force base he commands.
January 12, 1999 |
Rejecting Jonathan Jay Pollard's assertion that he was motivated by ideology when he passed thousands of classified U.S. documents to Israel in the mid-1980s, intelligence officials disclosed Monday that the convicted spy also provided classified documents to several other countries, including Pakistan, occasionally at odds with the Jewish state.
March 6, 1987 |
Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres said Thursday that the Jonathan Jay Pollard spy affair was a "regrettable mistake" that he hoped would never happen again. But Abba Eban, a senior member of the Israeli Parliament from Peres' own party, publicly questioned both the official government account of the incident and whether Israel's leaders had really learned a lesson from it. Both politicians were replying to reporters' questions a day after Pollard, a former U.S.
April 2, 1987 |
Israeli officials have stymied efforts by U.S. investigators to question an American living in Israel who they believe may have funneled money to convicted spy Jonathan Jay Pollard, sources familiar with the case said Wednesday. The sources identified the man as Harold Katz, a lawyer who has joint citizenship in the United States and Israel. Richard A. Green, Katz's Washington attorney, denied that his client had any connection with Pollard, who recently was sentenced to life in prison.
February 20, 1988 |
The parents of convicted spy Jonathan Jay Pollard said Friday that Navy investigators showed him a list of names of 25 American Jews and asked him to identify those who helped him commit espionage for Israel. "They kept badgering him to indicate which of those on the list was involved in the spy plot," said Morris Pollard, a professor of microbiology at the University of Notre Dame.
August 20, 1987 |
The Israeli official who headed the espionage operation that bought U.S. military secrets from Jonathan Jay Pollard broke his silence Wednesday and said he acted with approval from his superiors. The statement by Rafael (Rafi) Eitan conflicted with parliamentary findings that the Pollard case was a "rogue operation" conducted without the knowledge or approval of senior government figures.