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  • Pollard to be freed; US analyst spied for Israel

    FILE - In this May 15, 1998 file photo, Jonathan Pollard speaks during an interview in a conference room at the Federal Correction Institution in Butner, N.C. Lawyers for the convicted spy Pollard say the U.S. has granted his parole and he will be released in November. Pollard, sentenced to life in prison, has served 30 years for spying for Israel. (AP Photo/Karl DeBlaker, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Jonathan Pollard, the former U.S. Naval intelligence analyst whose conviction of spying for Israel stoked fierce international passions, has been granted parole and will be released from prison in November after nearly 30 years.


  • Netanyahu 'looking forward' to US release of spy Pollard

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed news of the impending release of Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard after 30 years in a US prisonIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday welcomed news of the impending release of Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard after 30 years in a US prison. "After decades of effort, Jonathan Pollard will finally be released," Netanyahu's office quoted him as saying. Pollard, a former US Navy intelligence analyst convicted of spying for Israel, will be released on parole on November 21, his lawyers said earlier.


  • Iraqi militia leader says U.S. not serious about fighting Islamic State

    Iraq's Shi'ite militia leader Qais al-Khazali the leader of Asaib al-Haq speaks to Reuters during an interview in BaghdadBy Samia Nakhoul NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) - The head of one of Iraq's fiercest Shi'ite militias called the U.S.-led coalition's campaign against Islamic State ineffective and accused Washington of lacking the will to uproot radical Sunni jihadis controlling large swathes of Iraq and Syria. Qais al-Khazali, leader of Iranian-backed paramilitary group Asaib Ahl al-Haq, said the anti-IS campaign had failed because of an American agenda to redraw the map of the Middle East along new borders. "It does not want to end Daesh (Islamic State).


  • Israeli spy Pollard to be released on parole Nov 21

    An Israeli youth holds a picture of Jonathan Pollard, during a demonstration for his release in Jerusalem on July 13, 2010Jonathan Pollard, a former US Navy intelligence analyst convicted of spying for Israel, will be released on parole November 21 after serving 30 years in prison. The decision, revealed Tuesday, caps a sensational case that has troubled relations between the United States and its closest Middle East ally for more than three decades. US Secretary of State John Kerry denied Pollard's release was linked in any way to the Iran nuclear deal reached with Tehran July 14, which Israel vehemently opposed.


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