Egypt

Astoria Egyptians divided over unrest overseas
Astoria Egyptians divided over unrest overseas
Top Stories Liam La Guerre 8/22/2013 at 9:32AM

There is a split on Steinway Street. Egyptian Americans on the commercial strip in Astoria, known by some as Little Egypt with its numerous cafes and hookah lounges, are divided on who should rule their home country as the unrest between the military and protestors rages on. All, of course, are concerned for the well-being [...]

OpEd: ‘Disgraceful Killings of American Diplomats’
News Queens Courier Staff 9/17/2012 at 10:49AM

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Washington-based Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, has condemned the “disgraceful” killings of American diplomats in Libya and said that extremists must not be allowed to control the political and religious discourse worldwide. Below is the statement of CAIR national executive director Nihad Awad: We condemn [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup – 10/31/2011: Home sweet home for Ilan Grapel
Queens’ Morning Roundup – 10/31/2011: Home sweet home for Ilan Grapel
News Jay Lane 10/31/2011 at 9:54AM

Home sweet home for Ilan Grael Ilan Grapel, the Queens law student freed after five months in an Egyptian prison, made an emotional return to US soil Saturday. Grapel , a law student at Emory University, was in Egypt to volunteer with a legal- aid group. In June, he arrested and accused of spying for [...]

[UPDATE] Grapel arrives in Queens
[UPDATE] Grapel arrives in Queens
News Bob Doda 10/27/2011 at 2:19PM

[UPDATE] Ilan Grapel has arrived back in Queens, landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Saturday after months in an Egyptian jail following allegations he was an Israeli spy.   [UPDATE: Thursday, October 27] Ilan Grapel has arrived in Israel. Congressmember Ackerman, joined by Ilan’s mother Irene, met Grapel on the tarmac at Ben-Gurion Airport. They will soon [...]

Egypt to release Queens native
Egypt to release Queens native
News Bob Doda 10/25/2011 at 10:21AM

The Prime Minister of Israel announced that Ilan Grapel, the Queens native and law student arrested during the Egyptian uprisings in June, will be released in exchange for 25 Egyptian prisoners, according to Congressmember Gary Ackerman’s office. Grapel had been a member of the Israeli military serving as a paratrooper and was injured in southern [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup – 10/25/2011: 8 Officers Charged With Gun Trafficking in U.S. Corruption Case
Queens’ Morning Roundup – 10/25/2011: 8 Officers Charged With Gun Trafficking in U.S. Corruption Case
News Jay Lane 10/25/2011 at 9:07AM

Egypt to release Queens native The Prime Minister of Israel announced that Ilan Grapel, the Queens native and law student arrested during the Egyptian uprisings in June, will be released in exchange for 25 Egyptian prisoners, according to Congressmember Gary Ackerman’s office. Read More: Queens Courier   Barbara Sheehan released from prison According to published [...]

Egypt and Israel close to a deal for Queens resident
Egypt and Israel close to a deal for Queens resident
News Bob Doda 10/18/2011 at 4:36PM

An Oakland Gardens law student is close to a ticket home after being arrested on spy charges in Egypt during their uprisings this past summer. As reported in The New York Times, Ilan Grapel, 27 – who has dual citizenship with the United States and Israel – would be exchanged for 80 Egyptians who had [...]