Jonathan Pollard

Jonathan Pollard

Jonathan Jay Pollard (born August 7, 1954, Galveston, Texas) is an Israeli-American spy. While working as an American civilian intelligence analyst, he passed classified information to Israel. He was convicted and received a life sentence in 1987.

Israel granted Pollard citizenship in 1995, but denied until 1998 that it had bought classified information from him. Israeli activist groups, as well as high-profile Israeli politicians, have lobbied for his release. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has voiced particularly strong support for Pollard, visiting the convicted spy in prison in 2002. His case was later linked to that of Ben-ami Kadish, another U.S. national who pleaded guilty to charges of passing classified information to Israel in the same period. He renounced his United States citizenship and is now solely an Israeli citizen. He would be deported to Israel if he were released from prison.

Read more about Jonathan Pollard:  Early Life, Early Career, Espionage, Capture, Investigation, Plea Agreement and Trial, Sentencing and Incarceration, Appeals, Israel and Pollard, Public Campaigns, Miscellaneous, Works Cited

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