IHT Excerpt and Visual: Not every Israeli will welcome Bush with open arms

Text excerpt from: "Jerusalem readies for Bush's arrival"

International Herald Tribune - January 5, 2007

IHT: "Not every Israeli will welcome him with open arms.

Supporters of convicted Pentagon spy Jonathan Pollard have rented space on the sides of Jerusalem city buses to place posters of Bush flanked by Lebanese Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah and Gaza Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh. The posters compare the imprisoned Pollard to three Israeli soldiers captured by Hezbollah and Hamas and call for the immediate release of all four.

Pollard, a civilian intelligence analyst for the U.S. Navy, transferred 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 Note:

Jonathan Pollard was not a Pentagon analyst. He was a civilian intelligence analyst for the US Navy. He did not have a trial. He received his grossly disproportionate sentence as the result of a plea bargain which he honored and the US Government abrogated on every count. See the

Facts Page

and the

Information Page

for details.