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Israelis protest against U.S. President Barack Obama as they call for the release of Jonathan Pollard, a Jewish American who was jailed for life in 1987 on charges of spying on the United States, during a demonstration outside the Israeli President's residence on March 19, 2013 in Jerusalem, Israel. (Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)
Israelis protest against U.S. President Barack Obama as they call for the release of Jonathan Pollard, a Jewish American who was jailed for life in 1987 on charges of spying on the United States, during a demonstration outside the Israeli President's residence on March 19, 2013 in Jerusalem, Israel. (Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)
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After serving 30 years of a life sentence for selling confidential documents to Israel, Jonathan Pollard will be released from prison this November after meeting terms for his mandatory parole.

Pollard’s case has been a divisive one: supporters say his sentence was overly harsh, while critics say that he should never be released.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Ronald Olive, who led the investigation on Pollard for the U.S. Naval Criminal Investigative Service and is the author of “Capturing Jonathan Pollard,” on the ins and outs of one of the most famous espionage cases in American history.

Guest

  • Ronald Olive, former U.S. Naval Criminal Investigative Service investigator, owner of Consulting & Confidential Investigations International LLC and author of "Capturing Jonathan Pollard."

This segment aired on July 31, 2015.

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