POLLARD SENDS MESSAGE TO HIS FORMER COMMANDER ISRAEL LINE MONDAY, JULY 6, 1998 Jonathan Pollard's wife, Esther, met on Sunday with Rafi Eitan, Pollard's former Israeli commander, to relay a message from her husband, who is imprisoned in the United States for spying on behalf of Israel, MA'ARIV reported. This marked the first time Jonathan Pollard and Eitan had communicated in 13 years. During the meeting, Mrs. Pollard handed Eitan a message from her husband reading, "Rafi, a commander does not abandon his soldiers in the field. The State has finally recognized me as its agent -- as your soldier. I ask you to bring me home." Eitan replied, "I will do all that I can to assist you in arriving home to Israel as quickly as possible." Meanwhile, MA'ARIV reported that according to The Washington Post, U.S. President Bill Clinton is still opposed to pardoning Pollard. The paper quoted sources in the U.S. government who claim that the information Pollard had transferred to Israel caused great damage to U.S. intelligence.