Officials: U.S. to release Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard

Jonathan Pollard
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The White House is making preparations to release Jonathan Pollard, an Israeli spy serving a life term in prison for espionage, according to U.S. officials cited by The Wall Street Journal. Israel has long demanded Pollard's release, to no avail; there is wide speculation that the Obama administration is capitulating now in a bid to appease Israel following the recent completion of the landmark Iranian nuclear accord, which has angered the Israeli government.

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Ryu Spaeth

Ryu Spaeth is deputy editor at TheWeek.com. Follow him on Twitter.