Esther Pollard, wife of convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard, speaks to the press Wednesday about his release. “Our ordeal is finally coming to an end,” an emotional Esther Pollard said.
The U.S. Parole Commission has ruled that Jonathan Pollard, a former U.S. Navy intelligence officer convicted of spying for Israel, will be released from prison on November 21.
Pollard, who will complete a 30-year sentence despite efforts by successive Israeli governments to secure his early release, will be required to remain in the United States for five years under the terms of his parole, his attorney said in a statement.
Secretary of State John Kerry said Pollard's release is not related to the Iran nuclear deal.