Israel's PM pleads for Obama to release spy

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Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu publicly appealed to President Barack Obama on Tuesday to release convicted spy Jonathan Pollard, promising Israel would never again spy on the United States in the way Pollard did.

The White House has received the letter and "will review it," White House spokesman Tommy Vietor said Tuesday.

Netanyahu agreed in December to formally request the release of Pollard, a former U.S. Navy intelligence analyst who was caught spying for Israel in 1985 and was sentenced in 1987 to life imprisonment.

He has already served 25 years of his sentence....

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