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House Leader: Pollard Spied for Israel, Will Not be Released

Majority leader in the U.S. House of Representatives Tom DeLay says convicted spy Jonathan Pollard should not be released from jail.

Pollard is serving a life sentence for spying for Israel.

DeLay is seen as one of Israel’s major backers in Congress and his comment is being seen as very disappointing by Pollard supporters.

Israel has been pressuring the U.S. to free Pollard as a goodwill gesture with the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.