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

July 29, 2015 12:15 AM

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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 t...

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