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DATE=1/11/99 TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT NUMBER=2-244032 TITLE=POLLARD SPY CASE (L ONLY) BYLINE=MARTIN BUSH DATELINE=NEW YORK CONTENT= VOICED AT: INTRO: THE "NEW YORKER" MAGAZINE REPORTS THAT AN AMERICAN CONVICTED OF SPYING IN THE UNITED STATES FOR ISRAEL INFLICTED MAJOR DAMAGE ON U-S INTELLIGENCE SYSTEMS. VOA'S MARTIN BUSH REPORTS FROM NEW YORK. TEXT: JONATHAN POLLARD, A ONETIME U-S NAVY INTELLIGENCE ANALYST, HAS BEEN SERVING A LIFE SENTENCE SINCE 1986 FOR PASSING SECRETS TO THE ISRAELI GOVERNMENT. AUTHOR SEYMOUR HERSH IN A "NEW YORKER" MAGAZINE ARTICLE SAYS -- AMONG OTHER THINGS -- THAT POLLARD GAVE THE ISRAELIS A TOP SECRET SURVEILLANCE MANUAL, DETAILING WORLDWIDE AMERICAN EAVESDROPPING TECHNIQUES. QUOTING WHAT HE CALLS SENIOR MEMBERS OF THE U-S INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY, HERSH ALSO WRITES THAT POLLARD DISCLOSED TO ISRAEL THE IDENTIFICATION OF CONFIDENTIAL AMERICAN INTELLIGENCE SOURCES ... AND THAT MUCH OF THIS INFORMATION ENDED UP IN THE SOVIET UNION. SPEAKING ON AMERICAN TELEVISION, MR. HERSH SAID THAT INCLUDED DATA ABOUT THE LOCATION OF SOVIET SUBMARINES. ///HERSH ACT/// THERE'S A DAILY REPORT THE NAVY GOT FROM THE MIDDLE EAST EVERY MORNING TELLING WHERE THE SUBMARINES ARE. THE IDEA IS IN CASE OF WAR, WE HIT THEM. WE DON'T WANT THE RUSSIANS SUBMARINES FIRING AT OUR BASES IN EUROPE AND AMERICA. AND POLLARD SIMPLY GAVE AWAY THAT REPORT EVERY DAY, NOT JUST FOR A DAY BUT FOR A YEAR. ///END ACT/// AT THE REQUEST OF ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU, PRESIDENT CLINTON IS NOW CONSIDERING CLEMENCY FOR POLLARD. JOURNALIST SEYMOUR HERSH SAYS U-S INTELLIGENCE OFFICIALS GAVE HIM THIS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BECAUSE THEY ARE TRYING TO PRESSURE THE PRESIDENT FROM PARDONING POLLARD. THE WORLD JEWISH CONGRESS HAS ASKED PRESIDENT CLINTON TO DELAY HIS DECISION UNTIL THREE PROMINENT JEWISH AMERICANS CAN STATE THE CASE FOR POLLARD. THEY INCLUDE HARVARD UNIVERSITY LAW PROFESSOR ALAN DERSHOWITZ, WHO IS A POLLARD FAMILY ADVISOR. ///DERSHOWITZ ACT/// ALL WE'RE ASKING FOR IS FOR THE PRESIDENT TO HEAR BOTH SIDES OF THE ISSUE, NOT SELECTED LEAKS FROM PEOPLE WHO HAVE AN INCENTIVE TO TRY TO OVERSTATE THE DAMAGE. ///END ACT/// ALAN DERSHOWITZ SAYS THE MATERIAL JONATHAN POLLARD PASSED ON TO ISRAEL NEVER REACHED THE SOVIET UNION. (SIGNED) NEB/NY/MAB/LSF 11-Jan-99 2:09 PM EST (1909 UTC) NNNN Source: Voice of America .





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