Gilad Shalit

In this handout image provided by the Israeli Government Press Office (GPO), US-Israeli citizen Ilan Grapel, 27, is greeted by his mother Irene after he was freed by Egypt as part of an exchange deal, at Ben Gurion airport, October 27, 2011 in Tel Aviv, Israel. (credit: GPO via Getty Images)

Queens Law Student Ilan Grapel Freed By Egypt After Being Held On Spying Charges

Grapel, a 27-year-old law student accused of spying in Egypt, had a dramatic reunion with his family in Israel after another prisoner swap.

10/27/2011

Ilan Grapel (file / credit: Facebook)

Egypt To Free Jailed U.S.-Israeli Citizen Ilan Grapel From Queens

A law student from Queens being held as a spy in Egypt will soon be released as part of another deal involving Israel to swap prisoners. After four months of worry, Daniel Grapel’s wish is finally coming true.

10/24/2011

Ilan Grapel (file / credit: Facebook)

Queens Family Hopes Son Ilan Grapel Will Be Released From Egypt

On the heels of Gilad Shalit returning home after spending five years in a Hamas prison, a second Israeli prisoner swap was being negotiated on Tuesday, one that hits real close to home.

10/18/2011

In this handout photo provided by the Israeli Police, freed Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit and his father Noam arrive at their home town on October 18, 2011 in Mitzpe Hila, Israel. (credit: Israeli Police via Getty Images)

New Yorkers React To Release Of Kidnapped Israeli Soldier Gilad Shalit

One Bronx resident said it may appear to be a lopsided trade if you think of it logically, but he said the Israelis thought with their hearts.

10/18/2011

Gilad Shalit (file / credit: Free Gilad Shalit)

What Does The Israel-Hamas Prisoner Swap Mean?

David A. Andelman, editor of the World Policy Journal, joins CBS 2 to discuss the impact that the prisoner swap has on the relationship between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

10/16/2011

Gilad Shalit (file / credit: Free Gilad Shalit)

Tri-State Area Jews Celebrate Pending Release Of Hostage Gilad Shalit

Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit was captured by Hamas in 2006 and now his release is expected within days. That has the Jewish community around the world, and in the Tri-State Area, overjoyed.

10/12/2011