Israel Uproar over a Spy

The Pollard case sparks new U.S.-Israeli tensions

For Israelis and Americans alike, the heated clash of interests and emotions in the aftermath of the Pollard spy case threatened last week to spin out of control. Despite mounting evidence of U.S. displeasure over the affair, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir stubbornly resisted backing a proposed Israeli investigation into the scandal as long as he could before finally yielding to the growing pressure for a full-scale probe. Shamir's position was that the Pollard case was over and Israel had apologized sufficiently to the U.S., and he seemed bent on dismissing the matter as a "rogue" operation that had been approved...

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