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Jonathan Pollard, jailed spy for Israel, to be released in November

Jonathan Pollard, jailed spy for Israel, to be released in November

Former intelligence analyst Jonathan Pollard, whose spying for Israel created a serious breach in U.S-Israeli relations, has been granted parole and will be released in November after serving 30 years of a life sentence, the Justice Department said Tuesday. The impending release could remove an irritant from relations with Israel at a time of new tensions between the two countries over the Obama administration’s nuclear deal with Iran. U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry and other American officials have emphasized that foreign policy considerations were not a factor in Pollard’s release. In accordance with the law at the time of his arrest in 1985, Pollard is...

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