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Jonathan Pollard, American who spied for Israel, to get parole

Jonathan Pollard, American who spied for Israel, to get parole

Former U.S. intelligence analyst Jonathan Pollard, whose spying for Israel created a serious breach in relations between the two allies, will be paroled in November after serving 30 years of a life sentence, the Justice Department said Tuesday. The release will remove a long-standing irritant in U.S.-Israeli relations. In Israel, Pollard is widely regarded as a hero whose sentence was unduly harsh. In the United States, numerous defense and intelligence officials still bristle over Pollard’s crimes, and have fought Israel’s attempts over the years to win clemency for him. The release, set for Nov. 21, comes at a time of renewed tension between the Israeli government and Obama...

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