Scott talks to Grant Smith about the case of Jonathan Pollard, an American intelligence analyst who pled guilty to espionage on behalf of Israel in the 1980s. Pollard has been imprisoned for his crimes since then, until he was recently released on parole by the Trump administration. For years working in intelligence, Pollard stole secret documents for the Israeli government, something other American figures have done in recent memory, but for which few other than Pollard have been punished. Now Pollard is on the verge of joining those others who walked free for their crimes.
Discussed on the show:
- “The Jonathan Pollard Exception” (Antiwar.com Original)
- “The Traitor” (The New Yorker)
- The Samson Option: Israel, America and the Bomb
Grant F. Smith is the author of a number of books including Big Israel: How Israel’s Lobby Moves America, Divert!, and most recently The Israel Lobby Enters State Government: Rise of the Virginia Israel Advisory Board. He is director of the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy in Washington, D.C.
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