Pollard is paying the price for illegally transferring U.S. sensitive information to Israel, which it seems somehow was to Russia resulting in U.S. operatives in Russia losing their lives. Pollard is no Snowden and no Vanunu.
Supreme Court rejects plea for freeze on expansion of asylum seekers' detention (Haaretz)
from the article: U.S. spied on Israel? Free Pollard, demand Israeli parliamentarians