Jonathan Pollard stole documents because he wanted money. He did not have a 'noble' motive. He admitted his guilt. That he should not have been punished because he sold American secrets to Israel, a 'friendly' country, is nonsense. It was not up to Pollard to determine what U.S. government information should have been provided to Israel. After his admission of guilt and imprisonment, Israel gave Pollard Israeli citizenship, a slap in the face of America. Pollard got the sentence he deserves: life in prison.
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from the article: Israeli Knesset discusses jailed spy Jonathan Pollard