In 1987, Jonathan Pollard, a former US government intelligence analyst, pled guilty to espionage and providing top-secret classified information to Israel. Under the Espionage Act, he was sentenced to life imprisonment. He is the only American to have gotten a life sentence for providing classified information to an American ally.
Pollard justified his actions by claiming “the American intelligence establishment collectively endangered Israel’s security by withholding crucial information”.1Why Jonathan Pollard spent 30 years in prison – The Times of Israel
A website dedicating to pursuing justice for Jonathan Pollard is online at JonathanPollard.org. It claims to be authorized by Jonathan and his wife Esther Pollard, and we have not found evidence to the contrary. It contains information about the case, as well as some political cartoons drawn in defense of Pollard, as seen below.
When Pollard arrive back in Israel on December 30, 2020, he was greeted with a hero’s welcome by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
[Image credit: The Times of Israel]