Photo: Gil Yohanan
Esther Pollard - Cases separate
Photo: Gil Yohanan
Jonathan Pollard
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'Jonathan doesn't know accused spy'

Esther Pollard says US Justice Department wrong to link her husband with American charged Tuesday with spying for Israel in 1980s. 'Neither I nor Jonathan know this man,' she tells Ynet

"Jonathan never worked with this man," Esther Pollard asserted on Tuesday evening in an interview with Ynet following the arrest of a US citizen accused by American authorities of having spied on Israel behalf during the 1980s.


Pollard, whose husband Jonathan is serving a life sentence after being convicted of passing classified information to Israeli agents from within the US navy in 1985, slammed the connection made between the two espionage affairs.


"Those trying to link them are waging a cheap propaganda campaign to try and postpone my husband's release," she said.


"Neither I nor Jonathan know this man," she said.


Court records show that US authorities believe Kadish was handled by the same Israeli who operated Pollard, apparently between the years 1979-1985.


"Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's top priority must be to bring Jonathan home now, not to go off target with other matters," said an agitated sounding Pollard, adding that this is not the first time such allegations

have been made.


"Every day is there is a new story about a Chinese spy or a Cuban spy or a spy from the Philippines who passes information regarding the US. Yet I cannot remember anyone ever linking them together. Every case is separate and yet the government and the media are trying to use every excuse possible not to demand his release."


פרסום ראשון: 04.22.08, 20:54
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