An editorial from
Syracuse, N.Y. Herald-JournalIt is galling to think that an American who betrayed his country is having a nest egg built for him while he awaits his release from prison. But the United States . . . can make sure Jonathan Pollard never collects a dime.
The former U.S. intelligence analyst was convicted two years ago of providing American secrets to the Israelis. According to a report in this week's Newsweek magazine, Israel is putting $5,000 a month in an Israeli bank account for Pollard, who is serving a life sentence in an Illinois federal prison. The scenario is that Pollard eventually will be deported to Israel, where the money will be waiting for him.
This would be an outrage if the solution weren't so obvious: Don't let Pollard go. He has been sentenced to life. Make him serve every day of his sentence.