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.
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.
January 7, 1987 |
Federal prosecutors, urging that Israeli spy Jonathan Jay Pollard be sentenced to a substantial prison term, depicted him Tuesday as a money-driven operative addicted to the high life who did far more damage to national security than previously disclosed. In an unusually detailed sentencing memorandum filed in federal court, U.S. Atty. Joseph E.
January 9, 1987 |
The wife of Israeli spy Jonathan Jay Pollard, challenging the U.S. government's contention that she accepted a $7,000 ring from Israel as part of a newly acquired addiction to the "high life," said Thursday that the jewelry was meant only to encourage the couple to get married. In a rare interview, Anne Henderson-Pollard told The Times: "In espionage, they like individuals to be married--for stability."
May 31, 1986 |
Senior State Department officials, concerned by new indications that the Israeli government has concealed evidence of broader espionage operations against the United States than it has admitted, now are receiving daily updates on a Justice Department probe of the alleged spying, a department source said Friday.
March 13, 1987 |
An eminent Israeli jurist Thursday dealt a sharp setback to his government's hopes to quiet U.S. and domestic criticism of its role in the Jonathan Jay Pollard spy affair when he refused to serve on a special investigating committee. Former Supreme Court Chief Justice Moshe Landau, 74, turned down the committee chairmanship because the two-man panel's powers are too restricted, he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 1987 |
In hindsight, Israel's decision to cooperate partially with the United States in the prosecution of spy Jonathan Jay Pollard was a blunder. In the process of providing only selective information to U.S. investigators, Israel has seriously strained its relationship with the United States, and an American devoted to Israel has been sentenced to life in prison with virtually no chance of parole. Israel must accept a great deal of the responsibility for this entire tragedy.