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|Posted: Tue May 20, 2008 1:32 pm Post subject: PM says willing to cooperate with comptroller on Pollard aff
|PM says willing to cooperate with comptroller on Pollard affair
~By Tomer Zarchin, Haaretz Correspondent - May 19, 2008
How cynical! Olmert's offer of "co-operation" is simply a restatement of his
original position. This "co-operation" does not include Olmert's own
involvement in the investigation. He still refuses to be deposed in person;
is not willing to meet with the State Comptroller; and will not respond to
questions in person. The only "cooperation" Olmert is extending is to send
his lackeys (Oved Yechezkel, and Shalom Turjeman) to lie for him. As before,
Olmert will allow Lindenstrauss to submit any remaining questions to his
office for response (by professional liars). In otherwords, no change at all
in the PM's actual position. The ball is now in Lindenstrauss' court.
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Monday reneged on his previous statements and
said he was willing to cooperate with State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss
on the Jonathan Pollard affair.
Pollard, a civilian intelligence analyst for the U.S. Navy, was convicted of
selling military secrets to Israel while working at the Pentagon. He was
arrested in 1985 and pleaded guilty at his trial . He is serving a life
sentence in a U.S. federal prison. [J4JP: Haaretz has repeatedly been asked
by Pollard's attorneys to stop recycling lies. Jonathan Pollard did NOT sell
secrets to Israel. As an agent, he simply passed the information to Israel.
See www.jonathanpollard.org/2008/051408a.htm for details. Moreover Pollard
never had a trial. His life sentence was the result of a plea agreement
which he honored and the US abrogated. See the Executive Summary of Legal
Intiatives for more information www.jonathanpollard.org/2002/051502.htm ]
The prime minister on Monday told MK Zevulun Orlev, head of the Knesset's
State Control Committee which oversees the workings of the state
comptroller, that Cabinet Secretary Ovad Yehezkel and his political advisor,
Shalom Turjeman, have already given the comptroller all the information that
was at the government's disposal regarding the case.
However, the prime minister added, he would cooperate in addressing any
remaining questions in writing and would disclose further material if
A few months ago, Lindenstrauss started compiling a report on whether Israel
has been doing everything within its capacity to ensure the release of the
Lindenstrauss then criticized Olmert in what could be construed as accusing
him of creating the impression that the inquiry into the government's
conduct in the affair puts Pollard's potential release at risk.
Lindenstrauss said then: "If I'm wrong I'll be the first to admit it, and I
wish I am, but someone here is behaving in a shady manner."
Makor Rishon Exposť: Who's Afraid of Pollard? Pazeet Ravina
Pollard was an Ideologue, not a Mercenary - J4JP Release
Text: Jonathan Pollard's Letter to Lindenstrauss: Follow the money trail!
Pollard urges State Comptroller: Follow the money: YNET News
Facts Page http://www.jonathanpollard.org/facts.htm
Information Page http://www.jonathanpollard.org/info.htm
JUSTICE FOR JONATHAN POLLARD
JUDEA & SAMARIA are clear and unquestionably JEWISH!
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