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DC Decoder Who is Jonathan Pollard, and why is his spy case inflammatory? (+video)

Jonathan Pollard supporters say the spy did nothing but help an ally, Israel, and clemency could help Middle East peace talks. Critics say Pollard did serious damage to US intelligence and his release would gain nothing.

By Staff writer / April 1, 2014

Jacquelyn Martin/AP

The United States is talking with Israel about releasing convicted spy Jonathan Pollard to the Israeli government as an incentive to keep troubled Middle East peace negotiations going, according to the Associated Press and other US and Israeli media reports.