Because he was spying for Israel in his homeland the USA. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • case biersteker
    • 04.01.11 | 21:26 (IST)

    "For thirteen years Israel publicly denied that Pollard was an Israeli spy. Their official position was that he worked for an unauthorized rogue operation. In 1997, Pollard initiated legal action with the High Court of Israel to force the government to admit he was its agent. On May 11, 1998 Benjamin Netanyahu admitted Pollard was a known and sanctioned agent, handled by high ranking officials of the Israeli Bureau for Scientific Relations " ~ article Jonathan Pollard (wikipedia)

    from the article: Netanyahu makes official request to Obama: Free Pollard
    First published 17:18 04.01.11 | Last updated 21:38 04.01.11
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