Friday, April 04, 2014

Should Jonathan Pollard be released?

He's back in the news, as the rumors swirl about a deal to release him. Yes, he should be released--and then banished from the U.S., sent to Israel if Israel will take him. If he goes, then his supporters better watch out. If the U.S. is treated to video footage of him receiving a hero's welcome at Tel Aviv airport, then that will confirm for some people some very ugly assumptions about American Jews. I don't approve of dual citizenship--why try to sit on two stools if you only have one ass?--but anything that revives the old stereotype of divided loyalties is bad for the Jews. This is not concern trolling--just keep an eye on certain far rightwing websites, if his release happens.