Proposal to free jailed Israeli spy catches the American intelligence officials off guard

April 4, 2014 3:15 PM

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A U.S proposal to consider freeing a jailed Israeli spy caught many American intelligence officials off-guard and will face stiff opposition if the Obama administration decides to go ahead with it in a bid to salvage Middle East peace talks, officials said.

Negotiations over the fate of Jonathan Pollard, a former naval intelligence analyst serving a life sentence for espionage, have stoked deep concern in the ranks of U.S spy services already reeling from leaks orchestrated by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.

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