Convicted spy Jonathan Pollard filed a lawsuit yesterday in the Tel Aviv District Court against the State of Israel, asking the court to declare that he and his wife, Esther, have not received any financial aid from the state from the day he was arrested.

Pollard, who has been jailed in the United States since 1985 for spying on Israel's behalf, claims that Israel falsely maintains it has helped the couple financially from the day of Pollard's arrest until now.

Pollard stresses that he does not want financial support from Israel, but rather for the state to work for his release.