Could Pollard be Trump's ticket to redemption in the eyes of the Israeli right?
Perhaps he won’t move the US Embassy, but there is one thing he could do to heal his impression on Israelis.
Current conditions require Pollard to wear a GPS monitoring device that forces him to violate the Sabbath.
Pollard’s disproportionate punishment is a powerful expression of official, state-sanctioned antisemitism in America.
Eliot Lauer, a lawyer for Pollard, said he was disappointed with the ruling and said his attorneys were studying it.
Clapper's opinion comes in the midst of court deliberations in the New York State court over Pollard's harsh parole conditions.
Pollard was sentenced on the basis of private statements to the judge by then secretary of defense Caspar Weinberger, which were never seen by Pollard’s lawyers nor subjected to cross-examination.
The conditions of Pollard's parole have not yet been released but they are expected to include a ban on him leaving the US for five years and he is to be forbidden from giving interviews.
Their interpretations were learned by great scholars of later generations.
Le Jerusalem Post révèle les coulisses du refus d’une mise en liberté conditionnelle que l’agent israélien Jonathan Pollard attend depuis si longtemps…