Israel officially asked the US to allow former Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard to immigrate to Israel three years after his release from prison, but the United States Department of Justice refused, according to a report Wednesday in Hadashot 2.
Israel used many means to bring Pollard to Israel but received the Department rejected the Israeli request, claiming that Pollard’s crimes were too serious to allow him to leave the US.
The request to consider Pollard’s age and his precarious health was also rejected.
The Prime Minister’s Office said in response that “Prime Minister Netanyahu remains committed to bringing Pollard back to Israel.”
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