Jonathan Pollard release

Pollard Will Likely Make N.Y. Home

Aliyah to Israel appears to be a long shot, but the freed spy can now explore the Internet for the first time.

11/23/2015 - 19:00

His every move tracked by GPS, his computers monitored 24/7, his outings subject to a curfew, Jonathan Pollard will nonetheless for the first time be able to enjoy a 21st-century indulgence so many others take for granted: surfing the Internet.

Jonathan and Esther Pollard after his release from prison last Friday. Courtesy of Justice for Jonathan Pollard

Pollard Seen Bound For NYC

What to know about the convicted spy’s upcoming release.

11/16/2015 - 19:00

Washington, D.C. — Jonathan Pollard, the American spy for Israel sentenced to life in prison in 1987, is due to be released on parole on Saturday, 30 years after his arrest.

Israelis over the years have protested in support of Jonathan Pollard. Getty Images

What Pollard Did

The spy's actions were more a chillul hashem than heroism.

07/29/2015 - 20:00
Jewish Week Online Columnist

After years of major efforts by both Israeli leaders and American Jews to make it happen sooner, it was revealed this week that Jonathan Pollard, the American Jewish naval analyst who spied on America for Israel, would be released on November 20, as he completes the full thirty years of his original sentence.

Rabbi Gerald C. Skolnik

Leaders Conflicted On Pollard Release As Talks Teeter

Some question tying convicted spy to peace negotiations.

04/01/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Jewish leaders here expressed conflicted emotions and policy differences this week about reports that President Barack Obama was willing to consider the release of imprisoned Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard as part of a last-minute bid to keep alive Palestinian-Israeli peace talks.

Reports of a deal for Jonathan Pollard’s release appeared to fall through Tuesday.
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