Ilan Grapel NOT a Spy - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Mitchell Cohen
    • 14.06.11 | 13:55 (IDT)

    Aside from being an acquaintance of Ilan Grapel, his being a spy (specifically for the Mossad) does NOT hold water because a) Grapel always used his real name b) whenever Israel wants to send someone to spy on an Arab country, they will send a NATIVE Arabic speaker, not someone with an American accent who sticks out like a sore thumb c) it takes 2.5 years of intensive training ONLY after finishing service in an IDF combat unit before the Mossad will even send you out on a mission; Grapel has been studying at Emory University (in Atlanta, Georgia) for the past two years and only got released from the IDF September, 2007....

    from the article: Friend of alleged Israeli spy detained in Egypt makes case for his innocence
    First published 06:50 14.06.11 | Last updated 06:50 14.06.11
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