28.09.2011 29.Elul, 5771 Erew Rosch Haschanah
Grapel arrested in Egypt on suspicion of espionage three months ago; U.S. Embassy in Cairo attempt to secure his release on bail denied on flight risk grounds.
Three months ago, the name Ilan Grapel came up often in conversation.
The Israeli "spy," who immigrated from the United States and served in Battalion 101 of the Paratroops Brigade, was arrested in Egypt on suspicion of espionage. Pictures from his days in the Israel Defense Forces, and also from his Egyptian travels, were shown on Egyptian television in a continual loop, along with interviews he gave after being wounded in the Second Lebanon War during battles in a village in southern Lebanon….