Published On: Wed, Jul 29th, 2015

Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard to be released in November

Parole board decides to release convicted spy after 30 years; Israeli officials deny claims that development is linked to the deal with Iran over its nuclear program.

Jonathan Pollard

By Tova Tzimuki, Itamar Eichner, Israel News,
A federal parole board has ruled that Jonathan Pollard, a former US Navy intelligence officer convicted of spying for Israel, will be released in November after serving a 30-year prison sentence, his attorneys said on Tuesday.

Pollard, who has remained jailed for decades despite efforts by successive Israeli governments to secure his early release, will be required to remain in the United States for five years under the terms of his parole, the attorneys said in a statement.

They said he had the assurance of having a job and a home in the New York area, but they nevertheless ask US President Barack Obama to waive that parole requirement and allow him to go to Israel immediately after his release…

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