The Jewish Story Season 5: The Jonathan Pollard Affair

Posted by Mike Feuer on August 16, 2022
Topics: The Jewish Story

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The Jewish Story Season 5

Episode 23: Soviet Jewry – The Jonathan Pollard Affair

The 1980s saw many seismic shifts in the fabric of American Jewish society, and among them was the earthquake of the Pollard affair. The 1985 arrest of the Navy analyst rocked the US/Israel relationship and accelerated the fragmenting of attitudes toward Israeli among Jews in the US. Whether you see Jonathan Pollard as a traitor or a prisoner of Zion, his story must be heard.

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