America: Israel spy Jonathan Pollard ‘to be freed’ by US

Israel-US ties has a new chapter today. A few minutes ago, US announces the parole of Israel spy Jonathan Pollard. He was jailed in 1985 to release classify documents to Israel. Pollard was sentenced for life sentence in 1987. US Secretary of State John Kerry denied the move was a bid to appease Israel amid tensions over Iran’s nuclear deal.

But officials said he had always been eligible for parole after 30 years and his lawyers said the parole board made their decision “independently of any other US government agency”.

“The decision is not connected to recent developments in the Middle East,” his lawyers said in a statement.

“I haven’t even had a conversation about it,” Mr Kerry told reporters as he left a House of Representatives committee hearing on the Iranian nuclear deal.

Conclusion: Bibi is very glad now.

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