While its allies in the U.S. Congress launch a full scale assault against Obama's nuclear agreement with Iran, Israel is extorting everything it can from the Obama Administration to "relieve tensions" over the deal.
—Ronald David Jackson
|Jonathan Pollard (upper left) who sold out his own country (American) to spy for a foreign nation that claims it is America's foremost "friend" (Israel), is considered a "hero" in Israel as this sign located in Jerusalem demonstrates. (Photo of sign by upyernoz)|
US said preparing to release Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard
By Rebecca Shimoni Stoil
The Obama administration is preparing to release Jonathan Pollard, who was convicted in 1987 of spying for Israel, in hopes of alleviating tensions over the Iranian nuclear deal, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.
According to US officials cited in the report, some are pushing for Pollard’s release in a matter of weeks, while others say it could take months. Still other US officials mentioned in the report denied any link between the Iranian nuclear deal and Pollard’s potential release.
ABC News’ managing editor tweeted Friday night that US officials had confirmed to ABC that the former Navy analyst was set to be released in November, when he is eligible for parole.
But the Justice Department said it expected Pollard to serve out his entire sentence.
The 61-year-old Pollard is serving a life sentence in a US federal prison for passing classified information to Israel; he was granted citizenship by Israel 20 years ago. The flurry of reports reflect a US government website that lists Pollard’s release date (under ID number 09185-016) as November 21, 2015 – a date that would coincide with the 30th anniversary of his arrest.