From the archives: Pollard’s life term seen as warranted

Jonath­an Pol­lard, whose spy­ing for Is­rael led to a ser­i­ous rift between the Is­raeli and U.S. gov­ern­ments and between U.S. and Is­raeli Jews, was re­leased from pris­on Fri­day after serving 30 years of a life sen­tence.

From the 1987 front page story:

For Jonath­an Pol­lard, the Amer­ic­an con­victed of spy­ing for Is­rael, the sen­tence was the stiffest pos­sible — life in pris­on with scant chance of pa­role — even though his cli­ent was a close U.S. ally.