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SPY FOR ISRAEL GOING BACK TO COURT

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    SPY FOR ISRAEL GOING BACK TO COURT David Ensor, CNN, 9/1/03 http://www.cnn.com/2003/LAW/09/01/pollard/index.html WASHINGTON -- Jonathan Pollard has spent
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      SPY FOR ISRAEL GOING BACK TO COURT
      David Ensor, CNN, 9/1/03
      http://www.cnn.com/2003/LAW/09/01/pollard/index.html

      WASHINGTON -- Jonathan Pollard has spent nearly 18 years in prison,
      16 of them as part of a life sentence for spying against the United
      States on behalf of a U.S. ally -- Israel.

      Pollard is scheduled to appear at a hearing Tuesday afternoon in U.S.
      District Court in Washington on whether he should be allowed to
      appeal his life sentence.

      Pollard, a civilian intelligence analyst for the Navy, was arrested
      by FBI agents in November 1985 after he and his wife were rebuffed at
      the Israeli Embassy in Washington in their attempt to seek asylum.

      He was accused of passing thousands of top-secret documents to
      Israeli agents in 1984 and 1985.

      He cooperated with authorities and pleaded guilty to one count of
      espionage. When he was sentenced in March 1987, his wife was given
      five years in prison for complicity in her husband's deedsÂ…

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