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