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US-Israel Relations / Pollard Affair #108011

ABC Evening News for Monday, Mar 16, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Jarriel) Report introduced.

(Tel Aviv, Israel: Dean Reynolds) Growing controversy here over Jonathan Pollard spy case in United States and actual extent of Israeli government involvement examined; details given, scenes shown. [Defense minister Yitzhak RABIN - denies any more Israeli spies in United States; accuses critics of purposely creating tension in United States-Israeli relations] Israeli government's financial support for Pollard's legal fees described; possibility Israel will ask United States to deport the Pollards here noted.

(Studio: Tom Jarriel) Report introduced.

(DC: Jeanne Meserve) Extent of national security damage done by Pollard examined; details given, scenes shown. [United States attorney Joseph DiGENOVA - claims Pollard compromised historical amount of info.] Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger quoted on screen. Scope of information provided Israel by Pollard described. ["Jerusalem Post "spokesperson Wolf BLITZER - cites amount of information provided Israel by Pollard.] [Intelligence analyst James BAMFORD - notes United States concern with fate of information once Israel received it.] Long-term impact of Pollard's activities outlined.

Jarriel, Tom;
Meserve, Jeanne;
Reynolds, Dean

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