Israeli Spy Jonathan Pollard Released In Parole After 30 Years

Last Updated: November 20, 2015
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After serving thirty years of a life sentence the Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard was released today from US prison on parole, but his freedom also comes with condition not to move to Israel where he is seen as a hero.

Pollard use to spy for Israel that had led to a serious rift between the US governments and Israel and also between the US and Israeli Jews.

According to a Justice Department official, individuals who are released on parole are not allowed to travel foreign countries and if there is a need to it the person must seek special permission demonstrating substantial need for it.

The 61-year-old was arrested in 1985 by FBI agents at the gates of Israeli Embassy in Washington after his plea for asylum was rebuffed.

His arrest resulted with uncomfortable divide in the American and Israeli Jewish communities.

Until 1998 Israel always denied Pollard to be their spy.

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