Spy Pollard released after 30 years in US jail

Jonathan Pollard, a Jewish American, was jailed for life in 1987 on charges of spying for Israel on the United StatesButner (Etats-Unis) (AFP) – Jewish American spy Jonathan Pollard was released from a US prison Friday after serving nearly 30 years for passing American secrets to Israel, in a move welcomed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The decades-long punishment has been deemed disproportionate by the Jewish state, where Pollard is seen by some as a national hero. “The people of Israel welcome the release of Jonathan Pollard,” he said.

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