- By Thomas E. RicksThomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Jonathan Pollard, the convicted spy, had an odd piece over the summer in the Jerusalem Post denouncing Israel for a variety of failings, among them this one: “Israel also remains the only country in the world ever to voluntarily cooperate in the prosecution of its own intelligence agent, refusing him sanctuary, turning over the documents to incriminate him, denying that the state knew him, and then allowing him to rot in a foreign prison for decades on end, cravenly forgoing its right to simple justice for the nation and for the agent.”
Does the Pollard case shed any light on the Snowden case? I don’t know.