J4JP: Lindenstrauss "Probe" is a Shameful Sham
Justice4JPnews - March 26, 2009
It is deeply distressing as we approach Passover, the Jewish Holiday of
Freedom and a golden window of opportunity for Israel to request Jonathan
Pollard's release, Israeli officialdom, instead, slams the window shut by
A case in point: the Melman article that appeared in Haaretz this morning
( http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1074057.html ) claiming that Micha
Lindenstrauss, Israel's State Comptroller will soon reveal the results of a
so-called "investigation" of the Pollard case. The article states that the
report will conclude that Israel may not have over-exerted itself for
Pollard, but in the overall Pollard has nothing to complain about.
(Twenty-four years of abandonment by Israel and affliction in American
prisons have destroyed Pollard's health, and he has nothing to complain
about?) A blatant lie - the claim that Israel has paid all of Pollard's
legal expenses - is offered as proof of Israel's investment in Pollard's
fate. The article ends with the usual "inevitable" conclusion that
absolutely nothing more can be done by Israel to help Pollard.
The timing of this disinformation about a so-called "probe" of Israel's
treatment of Jonathan Pollard is calculated to defuse any public expectation
that there will be any effort expended to secure Pollard's release for
It is typical that Israeli officials, for more than 2 decades, have
routinely pre-empted every window of opportunity with media disinformation
of this sort which trumpets the futility of even attempting to rescue
Pollard. In this way, for 24 years, they have poisoned the minds of the
Israeli public and sent a clear message to the Americans: forget about
Compare and contrast this attitude to the recent public frenzy that has been
calculatedly orchestrated by Israel around the release of another Israeli
captive -- for whom no effort is spared and no price too high to pay.
J4JP wishes to reiterate that the abandonment of Jonathan Pollard by the
Government of Israel is so absolute that in 24 years neither Jonathan nor
his wife have ever received a cent from Israel and live in poverty and
distress. The Government lies to the public and claims that it is helping
them and providing for all of their needs. The Pollards do not want money;
all they want is Jonathan home. This example is cited only as an absolute
reflection of how deep the abandonment is. Is this the way a government
treats an agent it intends to bring home?
Prior to the inception of this fake "investigation", the Pollards appealed
to Lindenstrauss to force the government to produce evidence to back up its
lies which claim that it is helping the Pollards "in every respect
possible". Lindenstrauss responded that he has no authority to ask for
testimony or evidence in his "investigation" and that he must rely on
WHATEVER GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS TELL HIM!
Pollard was forced to turn to the District Court of Tel Aviv in attempt to
force the Government of Israel to stop lying about the help it claims it is
providing to him and his wife. (See
http://www.jonathanpollard.org/2008/080408.doc) The case is still pending.
Below is the Talkback that J4JP submitted to Haaretz this morning. It is the
maximum number of words permitted.
Re Article: What has Israel done for Jonathan Pollard lately? by Yossi
Title: INVESTIGATION IS A SHAMEFUL SHAM
If Israel "paid all of Jonathan Pollard's legal expenses" why do ALL of
Jonathan's attorneys work pro-bono? This is one of the many lies that
Lindenstrauss is peddling --the worst ones will be classified, of course!
The "probe" was not an investigation. According to Lindenstrauss, it was an
"opinion- gathering" only. Lindenstrauss interviewed Israeli officials and
took them at their word. He did not take testimony, did not collect
evidence. He told Pollard's pro-bono attorney that he has no mandate to
actually ask for evidence. This "probe" is a cover-up whitewash that will
hurt Jonathan Pollard, not help. Shame on Lindenstrauss.
The former head of the CIA is calling for Jonathan's release, so are all of
those top US officials who once opposed but now support his release.The
President's powers of clemency are UNLIMITED. It is Israel's leaders who
torpedo Jonathan's release. Shame on Haaretz for carrying the water of the
Israeli Intelligence community, once again.
a.. Legal Doc: Lawsuit: Pollard vs. the State of Israel: PDF - Word file
b.. Legal Doc [Hebrew]: Lawsuit: Pollard vs the State of Israel: PDF -
Word file http://www.jonathanpollard.org/2008/080408Ha.doc
c.. The Israeli Legal Cases Page
d.. Pollard Sues the State of Israel To Stop Govt. Lies Claiming He Got
JUSTICE FOR JONATHAN POLLARD