Jonathan Pollard to be paroled in November 2015

Jonathan Pollard to be paroled in November 2015
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A federal parole panel has granted parole to Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard, with a planned release in November, his attorneys said Tuesday.

The announcement said the decision by the parole commission was unanimous and wasn’t in any way related to U.S. negotiations with Iran.

The Wall Street Journal reported last week that U.S. officials were preparing to release Mr. Pollard, and that some officials in the Obama administration hoped his release after 30 years in prison would smooth over some of the Israeli anger over the pending Iran deal.

The lawyers for Mr. Pollard said the U.S. government didn’t oppose his release.

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