Jewish News reports: Jonathan Pollard – the spy who served 30 years in a U.S. prison after admitting providing classified information to the Israeli government – will address Jewish leaders in New York next week in his first public speech since his release.
Pollard – a former U.S. Navy analyst – was freed last November, having been sentenced to life imprisonment in 1987 and is still subject to stringent parole conditions.
The naturalised Israeli citizen, 61, will speak to the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish American Organisations about his ongoing legal battle.
Pollard’s lawyers have asked authorities in New York to relax the terms of the Orthodox Jew’s parole in order to improve his chances of securing employment and allow him to properly keep shabbat.
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