American Who Spied for Israel Up for Parole Next Year

Jonathan Pollard, who spied for Israel in the 1980s and remains the only American ever sentenced to life in prison for spying for a U.S. ally, is eligible for parole in 2015. That means that if the U.S. released him early to keep Mideast peace talks moving, he would get out of prison just a year and a half before he could be released anyway. Caspar Weinberger, who was Pentagon chief when Pollard gave Israel thousands of classified documents, said he could "not conceive of a greater harm to national security" than Pollard's betrayal.

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