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[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 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 [...]