Ilan Grapel

Ilan Grapel arrives in Queens
News Nargas Karimi 11/01/2011 at 12:25PM

Ilan Grapel has arrived back in Queens, landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Saturday, October 29 after months in an Egyptian jail following allegations he was an Israeli spy. Grapel was released from jail on Thursday, October 27 and flown to Israel, where he was reunited with his mother Irene and Congressmember Gary [...]

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 [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup – 10/18/2011: Queens law student to be freed by Egypt
Queens’ Morning Roundup – 10/18/2011: Queens law student to be freed by Egypt
News Jay Lane 10/18/2011 at 10:35AM

1. Roosevelt Island eyed for new hi-tech Cornell & Stanford campus Cornell and Stanford universities are looking for an area to create their new applied sciences and engineering campus. Officials for both Cornell and Stanford universities said they favored Roosevelt Island over the other two sites being considered for the new campus (Governors Island and [...]