Ilan Grapel: I want to thank the Israeli people

28.10.2011                      30.Tischrei. 5772                       Rosch Chodesch

Diplomatie:

Ilan Grapel: I want to thank the Israeli people

Israeli-US citizen says he was treated respectfully by Egyptians during 4.5 month detention in Egypt "according to the tenets of their religion."

With a smile and words of thanks, Israeli-US citizen Ilan Grapel, 27, returned to Israel on Thursday night after spending four-and-a-half months in an Egyptian jail on espionage charges.
Egypt released Grapel, who had been arrested in Cairo in June, and Israel freed 25 Egyptians in a prisoner swap that diplomats on both sides hope will ease strains between Cairo’s new rulers and the US and Israel….