Judaeophobia vs Islamophobia

Phyllis Chesler, FrontPageMag

Although he was loyal to a Middle Eastern country, the American military hired him as an intelligence officer and translator anyway—partly because he knew an important Middle East language. Nevertheless, he was a poor choice. This man passed classified documents to “insurgents” in Iraq who were battling American forces; he also had conversations with members of Al Qaeda and kept their documents on his computer.

His name—one of five aliases—is Noureddine Malki. He pretended to be from Lebanon, the persecuted son of a Muslim father and a Christian mother, and on this basis allegedly sought and received asylum in America, naturalized citizenship, and a job as an Arabic translator for the Army.  He received top secret clearance and was working in Iraq where he took bribes from various Sunni sheikhs and passed classified information on to them.

He was caught, tried and, in 2008, sentenced to—ten years. Currently, Noureddine Malki (if that is his real name) communicates with people from his jail cell. He claims that he was once held in solitary for six months and wants the ACLU to investigate.

Jonathan Pollard was held in solitary for seven years and has been held captive for twenty five years.

Pollard has absolutely no blood on his hands. He has been scapegoated for the considerable crimes of the non-Jewish American Soviet spy Aldrich Ames. Unlike Noureddine Malki and Ames, Pollard passed secrets to an American ally, not to a terrorist group with which America was or is now at war.

Since I published my first piece about Pollard, I have done some further research. The facts strongly suggest that Pollard is primarily guilty of being a Jew and a Zionist. The fact that he also behaved recklessly, criminally or, some might say, heroically on behalf of America’s ally, Israel, is almost beside the point.

Why was Pollard given so long a sentence? Why was Noureddine Malki given so short a sentence?


December 31, 2010 | 5 Comments »

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  1. If Pollard’s supporters could link his cause with the likely framed American Indian prisoner Leonard Pelletier – it would unite the right and the left. I discussed this with Pollard’s dad and he liked the idea. There’s a lot of passion on both sides and both have been imprisoned far longer than they should be. An alliance like this could work. Who did Clinton pardon – the super gonif schmuck Mark Rich.

  2. Laura said,

    Apparently the intelligence and foreign policy establishment believes we are at war with Israel rather than islamic jihadists.

    Laura, this is the implied view of many in the media industry (including many Jews in that industry), but it is not the view of the American public at large. As for the government, the State Department has a vested interest in siding with over 50 Islamic countries (and career opportunities therein) over Israel. Wikileaks gives insight into the intelligence establishment, which seems to speak more flatteringly about Israel than about the Moslems behind their backs. Concerning Jonathan Pollard in particular, there seems to be a push of sorts FROM THE AMERICAN SIDE to get rid of him; whereas we know that the American Jewish Community has often obstructed efforts to secure his release. Amidst all this, the public knows virtually nothing about the facts of the case; so it’s hard to make a judgment. Maybe Pollard knows information that would embarrass people in high places: This alone is enough, if those places are high enough, to make him die in a dungeon. Politics can be serious; but personal vanity knows no bounds.

  3. This has me furious. While muslims, including ones in our own military, have repeatedly attacked or attempted to attack America, it is deemed beyond the pale to profile them. Yet Jews are being profiled in the military and in the intelligence agencies because they may be supportive of Israel. Apparently the intelligence and foreign policy establishment believes we are at war with Israel rather than islamic jihadists.

  4. In 1998, Abe Foxman of the ADL wrote about Pollard in the Israeli newspaper Yediot Aharonot. ‘His blood is not on our hands, but on his own.”

    And Foxman is still holding forth for the ADL? Why?