Jonathan Pollard

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US Frees Israeli Spy, With a Catch

Jonathan Pollard is out, but he can't go to Israel, at least for now

(Newser) - Jonathan Pollard is considered a traitor in the US and a hero in Israel, but he's going to have to stay in the former country for at least five years. Pollard, who was convicted of spying for Israel and given a life sentence in 1987, was released on parole... More »

Spy Pollard Goes Free in November

Lawyers, Justice Department confirm

(Newser) - After 30 years in prison, convicted spy Jonathan Pollard will indeed go free this year. His lawyers and officials with the Justice Department have confirmed the news, which surfaced last week, reports CNN . Pollard, a former Navy intelligence analyst who got caught passing classified information to Israeli operatives, will go... More »

Report: US to Release Israeli Spy Jonathan Pollard

Wall Street Journal says it could happen in weeks

(Newser) - The US is getting ready to release one of its most high-profile prisoners. The Wall Street Journal reports that Jonathan Pollard, the former Navy analyst who is serving a life sentence for spying on behalf of Israel, could be released in a matter of weeks. The 60-year-old was convicted in... More »

US Dangles Notorious Israel Spy's Freedom to Save Talks

Jonathan Pollard swiped Navy secrets in 1980s

(Newser) - With Israeli-Palestinian peace talks on the brink of collapse, the US has pulled out a major bargaining chip: jailed spy Jonathan Pollard. The former civilian intelligence analyst for the US Navy is serving a life sentence for spying for Israel, and the Obama administration is considering releasing him early to... More »

It's Israel's Turn to Be Ticked at the NSA

Latest Snowden reveal 'not acceptable'

(Newser) - Slide over Germany , Brazil , and France , there's a new member in the Angry NSA Targets club: Israel. Several Israeli officials have lashed out at the US, report CNN and the AP , following new leaks Friday that the NSA had spied on four Israeli offices—including the prime minister's.... More »

Obama Defuses Heckler in Israel

He gets a standing ovation from audience

(Newser) - During his speech to young Israelis today, President Obama started getting heckled in Hebrew. As the crowd booed, Obama handled it lightly, notes Raw Story . “This is part of the lively debate that we talked about,” he said, which prompted a standing ovation. " I have to say... More »

Army Engineer Accused of Spying for Israel

American gave away information on nuclear weapons, fighter jets

(Newser) - An 84-year old American engineer was arrested today on charges of providing information on US military technology to Israel, Reuters reports. Ben-Ami Kadish, 83, has already admitted in FBI interviews to giving an unnamed Israeli source around 100 documents on nuclear weapons, the F-15 jet and the Patriot missile defense... More »

10K to Guard Bush on Israel Visit

Massive security operation around Prez

(Newser) - More than 10,000 police and security officers will guard President Bush during this week's visit to Jerusalem in a massive effort dubbed "Operation Clear Skies." Graffiti has been scrubbed off walls and hundreds of American flags installed throughout the city to mark the first visit by a... More »

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