Convicted Spy Jonathan Pollard Free to Return to Israel

The U.S. has ended parole for convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard. He was a former Navy intelligence officer convicted in 1987 of spying for Israel. He received a 30-year sentence and was released on parole in 2015. Pollard is now free to travel to Israel. A statement from Israeli Prime Minister’s office said, “Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomes the lifting of the restrictions on Jonathan Pollard,” and that Netanyahu “hopes to see Jonathan Pollard in Israel soon.” Reported by Reuters. Read more… Netanyahu later said that Israel would welcome Pollard. “We are waiting for you, even during the time of the coronavirus, with open arms, and you will receive the genuine embrace of the Israeli people,” Netanyahu said in a video distributed by his office. Netanyahu also promised a comfortable life in Israel for Pollard and his wife. Reported by Reuters. Read more…