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  • Year in review: Highlights of 5772

    September 12, 2012 | 2:34 pm

    The following is a review of the news highlights of the Jewish year 5772.

    September 2011

    An Egyptian mob breaks into the Israeli Embassy in Cairo and Israeli personnel are stuck inside for hours until Egyptian commandos arrive at the scene. Israeli Air Force jets evacuate the...

  • Saudi prince offers $900,000 for Israeli soldier

    October 30, 2011 | 1:10 pm

    A member of Saudi Arabia’s royal family has offered a $900,000 reward for the capture of an Israeli soldier.

    The offer, made Saturday by Prince Khaled bin Talal on a national television channel, comes days after prominent Saudi cleric Sheik Awadh al-Qarani floated a $100,000 offer...

  • Grapel to Netanyahu: I underwent difficult times in Egyptian prison, but was treated fairly

    October 27, 2011 | 6:58 pm

    Ilan Grapel, an American-Israeli citizen jailed in Cairo on suspicion of espionage for over four months, met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel on Thursday after he was released. Grapel told the prime minister that he underwent difficult times in prison, but was treated...

  • American-Israeli Ilan Grapel is freed in prisoner exchange with Egypt

    October 27, 2011 | 12:38 pm

    Egypt released an American-Israeli it held as an alleged spy and Israel freed 25 Egyptians in a prisoner swap on Thursday that will ease strains between Cairo’s new rulers and the United States and Israel.

    Ilan Grapel, 27, flew to Israel accompanied by two Israeli envoys sent by...

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  • Egyptians wait at border for Israel prisoner swap

    October 27, 2011 | 9:32 am

    Egyptians gathered at the border with Israel Thursday awaiting the handover of prisoners to be exchanged for an American-Israeli man held by Egypt and accused of spying.

    Israel will swap 25 jailed Egyptians for Ilan Grapel, 27, who was detained in Egypt in June on accusations he was...

  • Israeli Cabinet approves Grapel prisoner swap deal

    October 25, 2011 | 11:34 am

    Israel’s Cabinet unanimously approved a deal to release dual American-Israeli citizen Ilan Grapel in exchange for 25 Egyptians being held in Israeli prisons.

    The agreement, which was facilitated by the U.S. government, according to a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office, was...

  • Israel, Egypt agree to prisoner swap

    October 24, 2011 | 12:31 pm

    Israel and Egypt have reached a deal to swap 25 Egyptian prisoners in Israeli custody for U.S.-Israeli dual national Ilan Grapel, held by Egypt since June, a statement from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said on Monday.

    The U.S.-brokered deal was reached days after a...

  • Egypt says preparing for prisoner swap with Israel

    October 21, 2011 | 4:32 pm

    Egypt said on Thursday it was preparing to swap U.S.-Israeli dual national Ilan Grapel, who was detained in June on spying charges, for Egyptian prisoners held in Israel.

    Grapel, 27, was arrested in Egypt on accusations he was a spy out to recruit agents and monitor events in the...

  • Egypt reportedly ready to free Ilan Grapel in prisoner swap with Israel

    October 16, 2011 | 6:01 pm

    Egypt will reportedly release dual American-Israeli citizen Ilan Grapel in a prisoner exchange deal with Israel.

    The swap will occur after the Israel-Hamas prisoner swap to free captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, which is scheduled to take place Tuesday, the Egyptian Ahram...

  • Egypt demands prisoner exchange for Grapel

    October 11, 2011 | 3:28 pm

    Egypt is calling for the release of dozens of Egyptians being held in Israeli prisons in return for alleged spy Ilan Grapel.

    Seventy-eight Egyptians are now held in Israeli prisons, accused of infiltrating the border, the Egyptian newspaper al-Ahram reported. Other demands...

  • Panetta leaves Egypt without Ilan Grapel

    October 5, 2011 | 11:53 am

    U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta left Egypt without Ilan Grapel, the dual U.S.-Israeli citizen being held in Egypt on spying charges.

    Grapel has been held in an Egyptian prison since June.

    Panetta reportedly expressed concern about Grapel’s continued detention, but was unable...

  • Egypt extends detention of American-Israeli Ilan Grapel

    September 14, 2011 | 11:12 am

    Egypt reportedly has extended by 45 more days its detention of Ilan Grapel, the dual U.S.-Israeli citizen arrested in Egypt on spying charges.

    The remand of Grapel, 27, who was arrested in June on suspicion of being a member of Israel’s Mossad spy agency, was reported Wednesday by...

  • Egypt’s investigation into alleged Israeli spy continues

    June 22, 2011 | 10:23 am

    Egypt has relaunched its investigation into a dual U.S.-Israeli citizen arrested in Egypt , and discovered that he is fluent in Arabic.

    Ilan Grapel is being interrogated without the assistance of an interpreter, since he speaks Arabic fluently, the Egyptian newspaper al-Masri...

  • Ackerman intervenes on behalf of former intern, Grapel

    June 17, 2011 | 3:25 pm

    Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-N.Y.) has made appeals to Egyptian officials on behalf of Ilan Grapel, the American-Israeli jailed in Egypt and the congressman’s former intern.

    Grapel faces espionage charges as early as next week, reportedly for sending emails about his encounters in Cairo,...

  • Israeli embassy officials meet with alleged spy

    June 14, 2011 | 9:35 am

    Diplomats from the Israeli embassy in Egypt met with a dual U.S.-Israel citizen who is being held on charges of being a spy for Israel.

    The diplomats met Tuesday in Cairo with Ilan Grapel, who was arrested at his hotel in central Cairo on Sunday. Grapel was ordered detained for 15...

  • Alleged Israeli spy arrested in Egypt is U.S. citizen

    June 13, 2011 | 8:00 am

    An alleged Israeli spy arrested in Egypt has been identified by Israeli media as an American citizen who made aliyah in 2005.

    Egyptian authorities arrested Ilan Grapel at his hotel in central Cairo on Sunday; Grapel was ordered detained for 15 days while he is investigated for...

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