Parole Commission: U.S. to Release Pollard in November


jonathan pollardAs first reported here on on July 17th, Jonathan Pollard will be going free, be’ezras Hashem.

The US Parole Commission announced today that Pollard, the former U.S. government employee sentenced in 1987 to life in prison for spying for Israel, will be released on parole in November.

A statement regarding his release said that it was unrelated to Israeli objections to the recent Iran nuclear agreement, though prior Wall Street Journal reporting suggested that the release might ease some tensions between the U.S. and Israel.

The U.S. government had repeatedly denied Israel’s requests to release Pollard.

“Releasing Pollard was a bad idea in 1998 and 2001. It is not a better idea today,” former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld posted on Twitter.

Pollard’s lawyer will pursue clemency from President Obama, which will allow the former government contractor to leave the country.

{Gavriel Newscenter}


  1. B’chasdei H’ ,FINALLY!!! Israel has been forced to release multiple mass murderers to a hero’s welcome in arab lands ,the USA can’t impose Pollard to stay in the US. HE NEEDS NOT ONLY A HERO’S WELCOME IN Israel BUT ISRAEL OWES HIM AN APARTMENT AND generous pension!

  2. Though the Release of Yonaton Ben Malkah is welcome although it is some twenty years late it should not be a bribe to accept appeasement with Iran