Thursday, June 23, 2011

Accused Israeli spy was Ackerman intern

From the Times Ledger:

U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-Bayside) said Tuesday he had been in contact with all possible parties concerning his former intern, Ilan Grapel, who was arrested late last week in Egypt on charges of being an Israeli spy.

“I have been assured from the highest levels in Israel... this kid had nothing to do with espionage,” Ackerman said during a conference call with reporters. “It’s an unfortunate mistake we’re trying to straighten out.”

According to the congressman, Grapel was using his own name while wearing his Israeli army uniform and posting pictures of himself to his Facebook account when he was arrested and detained for a period of 15 days. The New York Post said Grapel is 27.

“I guess that’s what you do when you’re in college,” Ackerman said with a slight laugh. “That’s not what a spy does. He may have been too cute by half by exhibiting a liberal sense of humor.” Ackerman did say he had been told by Egyptian officials that Grapel was asking questions and claiming to be a journalist for a foreign country.

Without going into specifics, the congressman said he had “a lot of friends over there” and was working with the Egyptian embassy and with the ambassador personally. “I’ve agreed to make my case in person if that would be helpful,” he said.


Anonymous said...

tribune breaking news "congressman g. ackerman jailed in Egypt for spying"

Anonymous said...

Ackerman needs further scoping by the Congressional ethics committee and possibly the FBI!

Between using his office to hold a meeting to set up a sweetheart deal between an Israeli manufacturing company (to his monetary benefit) and the US government....and now this latest wrinkle.

Congressman Gary is looking very shady indeed!

Then there's his lucrative connections to China, Taiwan and Korea via his congressional Asia Committee.

Who knows what illegal, laundered campaign contributions might have passed into Ackerman's hand from the far east.

While the feds are at it, they should also investigate Michael Nussbaum (Manes' confirmed bag man) a close associate of the congressman.

Where does Nussbaum's company Shanghai Nights Entertainment Ltd. come in?

Anonymous said...

Yep...Ackerman, Xenonics and Selig Zeisis need looking into!

Didn't Gary get a $14,000 loan to buy stock in an Israeli company interest free?

He made a bundle off of it then held that "meeting" in his office!

Doesn't that little action on his part constitute a bribe?

Anonymous said...

That intern/spy lived not too far from Ackerman's office on northern B'lvd.

Anonymous said...

We know your aids are reading Queens crap for you....but we're all watching you closely too Congressman.

There are a lot of disgruntled informants and former staffers of yours out there.

It'll be just a matter of time 'til you get caught and indicted!

LOL....Maybe former Congressman Weiner knows some of your darker secrets and will out you.

You never know!

Anonymous said...

Jonathan Pollard and USS Liberty.


Big Hairy Balls said...

Pollard went to prison for life, end of the story. The USS Liberty was a tragedy pure & simple. I am a Vietnam vet, I'm not Jewish (Southern Baptist) & I realize that the event was a terrible mistake. Does anyone out there really believe that Israel would have attacked an American ship deliberately? The US and Israel are allies simple as that. We should never forget history but why would any US citizen want to align themselves with a group of "people" who cheered when the WTC collapsed? Mr. Anon I guess you would. Long live Queens Crapper! Long live Israel! Death to the toxic Palestinians!

Con Gary HAckerman said...

Congressman Gary is looking very shady indeed!

Say wha? I only have your best interests at heart. I would NEVER do anything unethical...chumps!

What a bunch of losers. Oops. Did I say that out loud?

Con Gary HAckerman said...

PS I got my job through the Queens Tribune...just like the Flushing whores that advertise.

georgetheatheist said...

And remember folks, the true "holy" land lies not in Israel but in Virgina where the Great Patriarchs Washington, Madison and Jefferson are buried.

"We hold these truths to be self-evident..." Pure Aristotelian philosophy.

Israel, Schmisrael.

Anonymous said...

why would any US citizen want to align themselves with a group of "people" who cheered when the WTC collapsed?


Do you mean the 5 MOSSAD (Jewish equivalent to the FBI) agents who were cheering in the street shortly before the world trade centers collapse?

Anonymous said...

Which five? Can you name them? Waht is the source of your allegation?

Anonymous said...

this incident reportedly took place in Jersey City, on 9/11. but the scum cheering were middle easterners.

just like the leftwing lies constantly, so does the islamo-facist murderers.

it is a public opinion game they play.

only conservative /tea party patriots are truthful.

here we go again, give it your best shot.

Anonymous said...

I don't have to, Gramps. Your words speak for themselves.

Anonymous said...

I don't have to, Gramps. Your words speak for themselves.