Jonathan Pollard, a former analyst with the US Navy, arrived in Israel early Wednesday morning, after travel restrictions had been imposed.
“Israel Hayom” newspaper reported that Jonathan Pollard (66 years), who spent 30 years in prison after being convicted of spying for Israel, had often expressed his desire to immigrate to Israel, which granted him citizenship.
His wife Esther arrived in Tel Aviv on a private plane due to her health condition.
The case of Pollard, who was found guilty and sentenced in the case of espionage for Israel, has strained relations between the United States and Israel for decades.
Pollard was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1987, after he pleaded guilty to the charge of conspiracy to espionage. He was released on terms of 2015.
A decision by the US Justice Department last month not to renew the travel ban included in the conditional release decision was considered a farewell gift from the administration of US President Donald Trump to its ally Israel.