FILE PHOTO: Jonathan Pollard, a former U.S. Navy intelligence officer convicted of spying for Israel, exits following a hearing at the Manhattan Federal Courthouse in New York City, U.S., May 17, 2017.
The U.S. Justice Department’s parole commission decided on Friday to allow a travel ban on Pollard to expire.
“Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomes the lifting of the restrictions on Jonathan Pollard,” a statement from the Israeli leader’s office said.
The Prime Minister hopes to see Jonathan Pollard in Israel soon,” the statement said.
“Over the years we have shared in Jonathan Pollard’s pain, and felt a responsibility and commitment to bring about his release.
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