Israel a Slew of Unanswered Questions

The Pollard spy case triggers U.S.-Israeli tensions

It was 3:30 a.m. in Jerusalem when Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres was awakened by a telephone call from California. For the next hour he and U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz discussed how to extricate the Israeli government from an ever thickening diplomatic quagmire. For ten days the Peres Cabinet had sidestepped the implications of the arrest in Washington of Jonathan Pollard, a Navy counterintelligence analyst, on charges of selling top-secret information to Israel. Even as details of Peres' internal investigation of the affair began leaking to the press, the Prime Minister stubbornly refused to comment on the case. When...

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