There are no heroes in the Pollard Saga - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Natallie Durson
    • 22.06.10 | 14:49 (IDT)

    There have been lots of lies concerning Pollards spy scandal. Ron Olive, an American agent who was in charge of the case, and Seymour Hersh, a well known investigative reporter have written truthfully and factually about the story. They had no incentive to lie. Israeli officials, Israeli right wingers, and Pollard and his wife had a lot of motivation to lie and fashion Pollard into an Israeli hero. Their reasons for doing this are self serving. They also universally condemn, for obvious reasons, Olive and Hersh. Rafi Eitan was the Israeli spymaster in charge of Pollards activity. He was very well known in Israeli intelligence and was an Israeli politician long after the Pollard affair ended. The organization he headed was sanctioned by Israel. The agents were paid by Israel. Israel used the intelligence provided by Eitans group. There was a time, before Israel officially took responsibility for Pollards spying that Israel tried to play it off as a "rogue operation". Oren is citing this old, outdated, and patently false claim. He needs to get himself up to date.

    from the article: Netanyahu: Pollard was an Israeli spy, Oren must clarify remarks
    First published 10:30 22.06.10 | Last updated 10:30 22.06.10
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