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Convicted spy Pollard gets visit from Netanyahu

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BUTNER, N.C. (AP) — Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with convicted spy Jonathan Pollard at a federal prison, officials said.

Netanyahu, accompanied by Pollard's wife, Esther, met with Pollard for just over two hours Monday. It wasn't known what they discussed.

"It was a long meeting, and it was a very constructive, very appropriate and a very good meeting," Esther Pollard said in a statement.

Pollard is a former civilian analyst for the U.S. Navy convicted in 1985 of providing Israel with thousands of highly classified documents. He is serving a life term at the federal prison, 30 miles north of Raleigh.