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2006-03-20 10:43:43

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court rejected on Monday an appeal by Jonathan Pollard, a former Navy intelligence analyst convicted of spying for Israel, who had sought access to classified documents in his sentencing file. Without comment, the justices declined to review a U.S. appeals court ruling that federal courts lack jurisdiction to review claims for access to such documents for clemency petitions. Pollard, 51, was sentenced to life in prison in 1987. His lawyers...

2006-02-27 11:05:46

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel is imposing tighter controls on arms exports as part of an accord with the United States, ending a dispute over the sale of advanced Israeli-made weaponry to China, senior security officials said on Monday. They said an Exports Control Department was being opened in Israel's Defense Ministry which, in consultation with the Foreign Ministry, would monitor and potentially limit the sale of weaponry to countries appearing on U.S. watch-lists. "We will...

2006-01-20 14:07:15

By Deborah Charles ALEXANDRIA, Virginia (Reuters) - A former Pentagon analyst was sentenced to 12 years and seven months in prison on Friday for passing U.S. defense information to two pro-Israel lobbyists and for sharing classified information with an Israeli diplomat. Lawrence Franklin, 59, who had worked as an analyst in the office of the secretary of defense, pleaded guilty in October to sharing the information and also to illegally having classified documents at his home....

2006-01-20 12:52:02

By Deborah Charles ALEXANDRIA, Virginia (Reuters) - A former Pentagon analyst was sentenced to 12 years and seven months in prison on Friday for passing U.S. defense information to two pro-Israel lobbyists and for sharing classified information with an Israeli diplomat. Lawrence Franklin, 59, who previously worked as an analyst in the office of the secretary of defense, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge T. S. Ellis. Franklin had pleaded guilty in October to sharing the...

2006-01-20 12:15:35

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia (Reuters) - A former Pentagon analyst was sentenced to 12 years and seven months in prison on Friday for passing U.S. defense information to two pro-Israel lobbyists and for sharing classified information with an Israeli diplomat. Lawrence Franklin, who previously worked as an analyst in the office of the secretary of defense, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis. Franklin had pleaded guilty in October to sharing the information and also to illegally...

2006-01-04 20:15:04

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush said on Wednesday after Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon had a stroke that "we are praying for his recovery" and analysts said the crisis would further slow Bush's Mideast peace policy. Sharon, crucial to Bush's hopes of pushing ahead with the Middle East peace process, was in a hospital after sustaining the stroke in Jerusalem and there were concerns about whether he would be able to recover. "Laura and I share the...

2005-11-06 03:16:26

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The United States has re-admitted Israel to the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program after the two allies resolved a dispute over Israeli arms exports to China, Israel's defense minister said on Sunday. Citing concern for Taiwan's security, the Pentagon curbed the Israeli role in the JSF earlier this year. The move threatened the Jewish state's place among partner nations in the biggest warplane program ever, who could have first right to buy the...

2005-11-03 14:37:58

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will visit Israel and the Palestinian territories this month in a bid to pressure both sides to return to peace talks after a recent upsurge in violence. State Department spokesman Sean McCormack announced the visit on Thursday and said Rice would also go to Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, before attending a U.S. delegation to a meeting of the Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation in Pusan, South Korea. She will then accompany...

2005-10-05 17:58:41

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia (Reuters) - A former Pentagon analyst pleaded guilty on Wednesday to conspiring to divulge U.S. defense information to two pro-Israel lobbyists and agreed to cooperate with federal prosecutors. Lawrence Franklin, who previously worked as an analyst in the office of the secretary of defense, also pleaded guilty to conspiring to communicate classified information to an Israeli embassy official and illegally possessing classified documents at his West Virginia...

2005-10-05 16:42:26

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia (Reuters) - A former Pentagon analyst pleaded guilty on Wednesday to conspiring to divulge U.S. defense information to two pro-Israel lobbyists and agreed to cooperate with federal prosecutors. Lawrence Franklin, who previously worked as an analyst in the office of the secretary of defense, also pleaded guilty to conspiring to communicate classified information to an Israeli embassy official and illegally possessing classified documents at his West Virginia...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.