I am in full agreement with Dovid Subin’s Aug. 29 letter regarding Jonathan Pollard. I strongly favor that he be granted clemency after 23 years of incarceration.
Mr. Pollard was not a professional spy, and I believe that the truly guilty party in this affair was the Israeli government which abysmally violated the precept that one nation doesn’t spy on its best friend unless survival is an issue. (If this is truly what happened, it may be revealed some day.)
I haven’t read Pollard’s psychiatric evaluation but I wouldn’t be surprised if he did not exhibit a robust personality.
I leave any alternate option of applying for a retrial to the judgment of the best lawyers that can be hired. If a “retrial” fund is established, I will contribute to it.