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February 8, 2000
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Israel’s High Court of Justice rejected a petition filed by Jonathan Pollard to compel the Jewish state to secure his immediate release and to see to all his medical and financial needs. The judges decided that while they believe Israel will do everything possible to seek his release, they saw no legal reason to interfere. Pollard, a former U.S. Navy intelligence analyst, was convicted of espionage in 1985 for passing secret U.S. military information to Israel. He has served 14 years of a life sentence.

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