A statement from U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman — a Democratic congressman from New York for whom Grapel interned in 2002 — said he had arrived Wednesday in Israel to bring home a constituent.
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He said his son and wife would remain in Israel for at least two days to meet with Israeli and American officials before returning to the United States.
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