Spy for Israel Jonathan Pollard granted parole

July 29, 2015 2:23 AM

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Spy for Israel Jonathan Pollard granted parole

(CNN)Convicted spy for Israel Jonathan Pollard has been granted parole and will be released from an American jail on Nov. 21, his lawyer announced Tuesday.

Pollard's release -- exactly 30 years after his arrest -- could help ease the tensions between the United States and Israel that have grown over the Iran nuclear deal, which President Barack Obama supports and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vehemently opposes.

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