(Reuters) Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard was released on Friday after 30 years in a U.S. prison, receiving a muted response from Israel's prime minister in a case that has strained relations between the two allies.
Pollard, a former civilian intelligence analyst for the U.S. Navy, was sentenced to life in prison after being convicted in 1987 of passing classified information to Israel.
He was released early Friday from a federal prison in North Carolina and quickly headed to New York, where he was set up for electronic monitoring as required under his parole, according to spokesmen for the Federal Bureau of Prisons and U.S. Marshals Service.
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