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2 March, 2011, 26 Adar-Aleph 5771
1. Congressman who saved Pollard pleads with Obama
2. Most Americans Favor End To U.S. Foreign Aid To Middle East, Except Israel
3. Pope Benedict: We Need A World Government.


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1. Congressman who 'saved Pollard' pleads with Obama
By GIL HOFFMAN, The Jerusalem Post  - March 1, 2011

Relevance to Brit-Am:
The case of Pollard reflects the ambivbalence of the USA towards the Jews and the State of Israel.
On the one hand a high degree of identification, empathy, and support exists towards Israel and the Jews. On the other hand the Jews are still expected to know their place and not act like other minorities. The Jews might be honored guests but they are still consdiered guests rather than full fledged participants.



Lee Hamilton credited with saving Pollard's life after he pressured US gov't to transfer Israeli agent out of inhumane prison hospital in 1980s.

Former Indiana Congressman Lee Hamilton, who Israeli agent Jonathan Pollard credits with saving his life, rejoined the effort to persuade US President Barack Obama to commute his life sentence on Tuesday.

Following Pollard's sentencing in 1987, he was sent to a Springfield, Missouri, prison hospital for the criminally insane. Pollard's wife Esther said that at that facility he was kept in what she described as "inhumane conditions," isolated and naked, without blankets, sheets, or his glasses in sub-zero temperatures for more than a year.

"Periodically, a blanket would be thrown over him to cover his nakedness and he would be led out to meet FBI interrogators who showed him lists of prominent American Jews," Esther Pollard said. "They told him that if he wanted to get out of this place, he would have to finger names on the list as his co-conspirators. Of course, Jonathan refused." She said Pollard's nightmare went on until his parents contacted Hamilton, who was their congressman. Hamilton intervened and began asking very embarrassing questions about why Pollard was being held in a prison hospital for the criminally insane. The government readily admitted that he was not a patient and that he was not there for treatment.

From the Springfield, Missouri hospital, Pollard was sent to a facility in Marion, Illinois, where he was held in solitary confinement three stories underground for six and a half years. Amnesty International later succeeded in forcing the closure of the unit in the jail where he was incarcerated, but Pollard has said the conditions there were far better than at Springfield.

"It was because of Hamilton's intervention that Jonathan was transferred out of what he still refers to as a scene from Dante's Inferno," Esther Pollard said. "Were it not for Lee Hamilton's principled intervention years ago to pull Jonathan out of a situation of unwarranted severe affliction -- cruel and inhumane punishment -- it is not certain that Jonathan would still be alive today. We will always be grateful to him."

Hamilton, who served in Congress for 34 years, currently serves as an honorary co-chairman for the World Justice Project, which works to lead a global, multidisciplinary effort to strengthen the rule of law. He is also a member of Obama's Homeland Security Advisory Council and his Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, which give him direct access to Obama.

See Also:
Spector says Obama should free Pollard

Noam Schalit calls on Obama to release Pollard

Notable Quotes in Support of Jonathan
Pollard's Release

2. Most Americans Favor End To U.S. Foreign Aid To Middle East, Except Israel

Relevance to Brit-Am:
The USA represents the forces of Joseph. One of the tasks of Joseph is to assist the Jews in their return to the Land. The citizens of the USA may not all be aware of their Israelite ancestry but they do seem to have an instinctive awarement of their Tribal duty towards the State of Israel.

Scott Rasmussen - rasmussenreports.com,  February 28th, 2011
Egypt has long been the second largest recipient of U.S. foreign aid, but despite its apparent turn toward democracy and similar ongoing moves in neighboring countries, most Americans want to end that aid to all Arab nations in the Middle East. Just over half favor continuing foreign aid to the number one recipient, Israel.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that only 20% of American Adults think the United States should continue providing foreign aid to Arab countries in the Middle East. Fifty-eight percent (58%) say that aid should come to an end. Twenty-one percent (21%) are not sure.

Fifty-one percent (51%) of Americans, on the other hand, favor continued foreign aid to Israel. One-in-three adults (32%) oppose further aid for Israel, while another 17% are undecided about it.

New Republican Senator Rand Paul has called for an end to all foreign aid, including the $3 billion the United States gives annually to Israel, as part of a package of deep spending cuts he is proposing. But given Israel's strong bipartisan support in Congress, Paul's proposal isn't likely to gain ground. Egypt has been receiving slightly less than $2 billion in aid annually, with several other Arab countries in the region getting a smattering of millions.

3. Pope Benedict: We Need A World Government

Relevance to Brit-Am:
The Pope is the head of the Roman Catholic Church. He both represents and gives voice to a strong element in Europe. His call for world government shows us where Europe (or at least an important part of it) wishes to go.



That is one of the main themes of his brand new encyclical entitled Caritas in Veritate, or Charity in Truth.  In it, Pope Benedict publicly calls for a "true world political authority" with "real teeth".

The 144 page encyclical is the result of an intensive 2 year effort by Pope Benedict to bring Catholic social teaching up to date on issues such as economic development, terrorism, sex tourism, population issues, bioethics and the environment.

As he called for world government in the encyclical, the Pope chose words that were very direct and to the point:

"There is a strongly felt need... for a reform of the United Nations Organisation, and likewise of economic institutions and international finance, so that the concept of the family of nations can acquire real teeth... there is urgent need of a true world political authority."


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