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March 04, 1988 - Image 20

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1988-03-04

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Pollard

Continued from Page 1
"She is receiving proper
medical care," asserted
Richard Harless, acting ex-
ecutive assistant to the war-
den of the federal prison in
Lexington, Ky., where Anne
is incarcerated. Harless de-
clined to answer any other
questions from The Jewish
News.
"Anne's very sick," accord-
ing to Dr. Morris Pollard,
Jonathan's father, who visited
her last weekend. "Right in
front of us she broke out in
sweats. She couldn't breathe.
She's bleeding [internally].
She doesn't want a transfu-
sion because the [prison] is
full of AIDS."
The Jewish world reacted
with silence following the
Pollards' arrest in Novem-
ber 1985 near Washington,
D.C. where the couple lived.
The Pollards were then de-
nounced by leaders of Ameri-
can Jewish organizations and
the government of Israel dis-
tanced itself from what it
termed a rogue spy operation.
After the sentencing, the
mood began to change in the
United States and Israel.
Israeli citizens raised
$150,000 to pay for the Pol-
lards' legal bills. "Justice for
the Pollards" groups began to
mushroom around the United
States. "We now have an
organization starting to
disseminate news," com-
mented Henderson.
Yet American-Jewish de-
fense organizations contend
that the Pollard case is closed
or a non-issue. "We have no
position regarding the Pol-
lards," said Abraham Fox-
man, national executive di-
rector of the Anti-Defamation
League. "Under the cir-
cumstances they have been
dealt with justly. I'm not
ready to fault the judicial
system?'
"It's never been raised as a
community issue," according
to Leon Cohan, president of
the Jewish Community Coun-
cil of Metropolitan Detroit.
"It has never been important
or appropriate for us to take
a stand on it."
The Detroit Zionist Federa-
tion is the only local organiza-
tion to take a position on the
Pollard case, and has voiced
sympathy and support for the
couple.
Pollard-watchers detect a
slight improvement in the
couple's treatment in prison.
Anne's security status has
been relaxed "from status
eight to six," said David
Turner. "My understanding is
that status seven is a mur-
derer, so you can draw your
own conclusions from that."
A visit to Israel last month
by Turner and Carol Pollard,
Jonathan's sister, had some _

beneficial effects. Because of
the visit, Turner contended,
Jonathan was transferred
from a cell in the mental ward
of the federal prison in
Springfield, Mo., where he
has been held for the past 12
months. He also received an
exercise bicycle.
"The only significant pro-
gress is in Israel," Turner
said. "The government is no
longer distant from the Pol-
lards. They take an interest
in their welfare."
Turner and Carol Pollard
met with 30 Knesset mem-

"One does not
have to condone
what I did in order
to recognize the
immoral nature of
my sentence."

bers during their visit. A
letter from the Knesset to
President Ronald Reagan, re-
questing a presidential par-
don for the Pollards, has re-
ceived 63 signatures, accord-
ing to Turner.
A letter from Israel's Chief
Rabbis with the same mes-
sage will be sent to Reagan at
"an appropriate time," Turner
said.
One year after the sentenc-
ing, Pollard supporters are
turning to political means to
free the couple. Said Dr. Pol-
lard: "We're seeking a par-
don, clemency or, in the ex-
treme, to have them sent to
Israel?'
Both Pollard and Israeli
authorities have denied re-
cent reports that a second, as-
yet unidentified American
Jew assisted Pollard in col-
lecting intelligence data for
Israel, a so-called Mr. X ("In-
side Assistance," Feb. 26).
Dr. Pollard said, "Jay says
[facetiously] if there is a Mr.
X, he's in the Justice Depart-
ment and he's responsible for
these unsubstantiated allega-
tions that keep coming out
trying to damage relations
between the United States
and Israel."
"What is Israel — a new
member of the Warsaw Pact?"
Jonathan Pollard asks in a
20-page handwritten letter to
The Jewish News. In the let-
ter, Pollard details what he
believes are the reasons for
the lengthy sentences and
harsh treatment accorded
him and his wife.
"I don't believe that one
necessarily has to condone
what I did in order to recog-
nize the patently immoral
nature of my sentence; after
all, this is still a country
where the courts are expected
to dispense proportional jus-

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