Netanyahu on Pollard release: May this Shabbat bring him peace, quiet that will continue

PM says he waited for the moment of Israeli spy's release.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
November 20, 2015 11:38

Netanyahu statement on Pollard release

Netanyahu statement on Pollard release

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

The nation of Israel praises the release of Jonathan Pollard, Prime Minister Benjamin said on Friday following the Israeli spy's release from US custody after thirty years.

"As someone who has raised his issue [Pollard's release] for many years with US presidents, I have waited for this," the prime minister said.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


"After thirty long and hard years, Jonathan is finally reuniting with his family. I wish Jonathan that this Shabbat will bring him happiness and quiet that will continue into his future," Netanyahu said. 
Jonathan Pollard freed from prison after 30 years

Pollard was released from the federal prison in Butner, North Carolina, after serving a life sentence for passing classified information to an ally.

Pollard was, not set free, so he still has to check in regularly with a parole officer for a year and can be returned to prison for poor behavior. He is not permitted to leave the United States for five years, to give interviews or to go online, amid other conditions that are expected to be revealed Friday.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

China Israel flags
September 20, 2018
Is China intruding in Israel's defense industry?

By TERRANCE J. MINTNER/THE MEDIA LINE