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  טבת 22, 5768 , 31/12/07

Lindenstrauss to Examine Pollard Affair

State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss is expected to begin an investigation of the government’s treatment of Jonathon Pollard on Monday.  Lindenstrauss will study several failed attempts to secure Pollard’s release.  His report will not be published until government censors have a chance to review it.

Pollard, a former United States Navy intelligence specialist has served 22 years of a life sentence in prison for giving Israel classified security information.  His supporters say that the information he passed on was information that the United States was required to give Israel according to intelligence agreements.  Supporters have called for his release, saying his punishment was far more severe than that given to other US officials who acted as foreign agents, even including those who spied for hostile countries.

Israel was, at the time of Pollard's actions, and still is, classified by the United States as a friendly country.

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