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US-Israeli national Ilan Grapel forgives his Egyptian jailers

Israeli-American who was jailed in Egypt, released five months later insists his trip was not reckless, calls for co-existence in Washington Post op-ed


Dual US-Israeli national Ilan Grapel, who was [url=/articles/0,7340,L-4082378,00.html]detained[/url] in Egypt on espionage charges and released five months later, says he does not regret travelling to Egypt and forgives his jailers.

In a Washington Post opinion piece, Grapel said: "I hoped to convince the Arabs I met that my Zionism did not have to be antithetical to their interests and that we could work together for peace. But in post-revolutionary Egypt, my attempts to educate and interact with the local population led to my arrest, to solitary confinement and eventually


Added: Jan-2-2012 Occurred On: Jan-2-2012
By: aydeo
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Tags: Ilan Grapel, Forgive, Egyptian jailers
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