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Pollard supporters picket Rice

Campaigners for Jonathan Pollard’s release tried to picket Condoleezza Rice during her Jerusalem visit. Israeli police said three Pollard supporters were arrested Monday after they slipped past security around the U.S. secretary of state’s hotel and tried to stage a protest outside her room demanding that the jailed spy be freed. Rice, who was visiting Jerusalem to oversee a summit between Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, wasn’t believed to be in her room at the time. Pollard, a Jew and U.S. Navy analyst, was arrested in 1985 and sentenced to life imprisonment for passing classified information to Israel. His supporters argue that his sentence was too harsh.

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