Jonathan Pollard hospitalized after losing consciousness

( Jonathan Pollard, a U.S. citizen convicted of spying for Israel in 1985, was hospitalized on Friday after losing consciousness, according to a family spokesperson.

A Hebrew sign in Israel reading "We want Pollard home." Credit: Tamar Hayardeni via Wikimedia Commons.

"Unfortunately we do not have any further information, but we are hoping and praying since he has been hospitalized in the past in very dangerous circumstances," said Effi Lahav, a spokesman for the Pollard family, the Jerusalem Post reported.

Last month, the Campaign for the Release of Jonathan Pollard, an activist group working for Pollard’s release, said a U.S. Justice Department parole board rejected a request to have Pollard released.

While the group did not release any further details on the hearing, it suggested that it would soon release evidence highlighting the White House’s attempts to prevent Pollard from being released.

Posted on December 5, 2014 .