From the Jewish Telegraph Agency:
Pollard was a cokehead who stole some of the crown jewels of our national security secrets -- information relating to the our nuclear missile submarine deterrent -- in return for money from the Israelis. (The Israeli government is widely believed to have then bartered the American secrets to the Soviets. I wouldn't know, but that's what I hear.)
Jerusalemsquare will be symbolically dedicated to Jonathan Pollard ahead of President Bush's visit to . Israel
Mina Fenton, a
Jerusalemcity councilwoman, announced this week that the capital's Paris Squarewill be symbolically renamed " Pollard Square" in a ceremony on Jan. 7, two days before George W. Bush begins his first visit as U.S.president to and the Palestinian Authority. Israel
The move is meant to help lobby Bush to pardon Pollard, a former U.S. Navy analyst who is serving a life prison sentence for spying for
. Bush leaves office in 2009. Israel
Paris Squareis located between the U.S. Consulate in west and Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's official residence. Fenton said there are no plans to formally change the square's name. Jerusalem
On Monday, the Knesset State Control Committee decided to ask State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss to prepare a confidential special report on Israeli government efforts to secure the release of Johnathon Pollard.
administrations have refused to grant clemency to Pollard, who is considered a Jewish hero by many Israelis. U.S.
Perhaps in response, Times Square in New York should be renamed "U.S.S. Liberty Square"?