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at your thirty years an American jail a convicted Israeli spying is free Jonathan Pollard a former U. S. media analyst was sentenced to life in prison in nineteen eighty seven for passing classified information to Israel his case to the current creating one of the greatest Gulf between Washington and Jerusalem to date , Pollard seen by many as an Israeli patriot , prison term was a sacrifice for the Jewish state , expression of Israeli leaders have asked for Pollard's release but many in the U. S. defense and intelligence communities still through the Spartan American traitor and long opposed letting Pollard go some speculate his release of the gesture from president Barack Obama to Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu after the U. S. let Iran nuclear deal drove a wedge between the two leaders , Pollard was granted Israeli citizenship while in jail he expressed the desire to emigrate to Israel , the terms of his parole prohibit him from leaving the U. S. for five years , Netanyahu instructing Israeli to stay low key about Pollard's release , Sir and get to warm a celebration might damage efforts to persuade the U. S. to let him leave for Israel sooner