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Browsing Archive: October, 2011

Ilan Grapel and Israeli-Egyptian Conflict

Posted by Morris Plains USY on Tuesday, October 25, 2011, In : Israel at War 
A deal has been reached between Israel and Egypt, with assistance from the United States, for the release of Ilan Grapel from Egypt in exchange for 25 Egyptians being held in Israel. Grapel is an American student from Queens who also is an Israeli citizen. He was accused of spying on Egypt for Israel 

The deal marks a positive change in the pattern of recent Israel-Egypt relations, which has been quite tense over the past months. Once the only Middle Eastern nation to establish peace with Isra...
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Gilad Shalit

Posted by Morris Plains USY on Wednesday, October 12, 2011, In : Israel at War 
On Tuesday, October 11, it was announced that Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit is to be released from five years of imprisonment.

Shalit was captured as a P.O.W. by Hamas and held hostage for five years. His release was bargained with an exchange, initially requiring Israel to release 1,000 Palestinian P.O.W.s. Now, after Shalit's capture and holding has sparked endless controversy and tension, there is finally hope that Shalit will be able to make his way home.

Though no official report of the de...
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Beginnings

Posted by Morris Plains USY on Wednesday, October 12, 2011, In : General 
Hey everyone! It's Rikki here, getting started on our site's BRAND-NEW MPUSY Ahavat Tzion blog!! :D

I'll be checking in here weekly, probably (unless something really major happens), just dropping by with a few words about the up-and-current in Israel, so be sure to check in to see what's new! None of these posts will be too too long, no worries :)

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