Pollard Downside


With the release of Jonathan Pollard from prison after 30 years it would be
appropriate to realize the unfortunate results of Pollard’s actions: they
made the lives of some American Jews in the U.S. military and defense
establishment more difficult (“Pollard Will Likely Make N.Y. Home,” Nov. 27).

I served in the U.S. Navy for 27 years as a
physician, during which time we collaborated with the Israeli Medical Corps.
A few years after the Pollard affair my commanding officer joined me in a
meeting with our Israeli counterparts. Before entering the conference room he
turned to me and whispered in my ear, “I hope you remember who you are
working for. Don’t be a Pollard!” It was at that moment I realized that
as both a Jew and a former Israeli I was suspected as having dual loyalty.


CDR Brook was a recipient of three Defense Meritorious Service medals for
exceptional service for the Armed Forces of the United States.