Topic: Israelis/Palestinians

After 25 years, should Jonathan Pollard be Freed?

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Discussion started by Ron Petreanu:
Jonathan Pollard, the Israeli spy who sold thousands of confidential documents to Israel from his desk in the American Naval Intelligence Command, has now been in prison for 25 years. Israeli President Shimon Peres recently asked Barack Obama for his release, as many high-ranking Israeli officials have done before, on the grounds that Pollard is sick and should not die in prison. Many Israelis also believe that Pollard is receiving harsher treatment than other spies. Should the US government release Pollard?
Background article: Religious streams join in appeal to release Pollard In their appeals to Obama, the Jewish leaders threw their weight behind an official request from President Shimon Peres. ... Read more