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  • Baltimore native-turned-Israel Defense Forces volunteer wounded in Gaza

    Baltimore native-turned-Israel Defense Forces volunteer wounded in Gaza
    A local high school graduate who joined the Israel Defense Forces last year has been wounded in Gaza, his father said Monday. Jordan Low, a 19-year-old sharpshooter in Israel's Golani Brigade, was one of 15 soldiers investigating what they believed...
  • Americans find meaning in Israeli military service

    Americans find meaning in Israeli military service
    When she was in 10th grade, Risa Kelemer made up her mind: She wanted to serve in the army. The Israeli army. A member of Congregation Shomrei Emunah in Greenspring and a student at Yeshivat Rambam in Park Heights, the Baltimore native visited the...
  • Canceled flights to Israel slow Pikesville father trying to reach wounded son

    Canceled flights to Israel slow Pikesville father trying to reach wounded son
    Jeffrey Low, the father of a Baltimore-born Israeli soldier who was wounded in Gaza over the weekend, was flying to Tel Aviv on Tuesday to see his son when the news came: Ben Gurion Airport was under attack, and his flight was diverting to Paris. "I...
  • U.S. aid enabled 'Iron Dome' [Commentary]

    U.S. aid enabled 'Iron Dome' [Commentary]
    When Americans question the value of U.S. foreign aid, one only has to point to the explosions in Israel's skies to demonstrate its worth. The result of the Iron Dome air defense system in action, these blasts occur when there is a successful interception...
  • The LGBT community should embrace Israel

    Following a recent vote by the Presbyterian Church to divest in three U.S. companies supplying Israel with equipment used in the West Bank, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded with an invitation to those organizations. He encouraged them...
  • Sharp rhetoric suggests truce in Gaza may be fragile

    Sharp rhetoric suggests truce in Gaza may be fragile
    Israeli forces and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip held their fire Thursday, the final day of a three-day truce, but sharp rhetoric from both sides suggested the lull was a fragile one. An emboldened Hamas, the militant group that controls Gaza,...
  • Israel says missing soldier was killed in Gaza, not captured

    Israel says missing soldier was killed in Gaza, not captured
    Israel's military concluded early Sunday that a soldier thought to have been captured by Palestinian militants was actually killed in combat in the Gaza Strip. The news came after a day in which Israeli forces raked the southern tip of Gaza with...
  • Fallen soldier, teens remembered

    Approximately 200 people from the community came together at Beit David Highland Lakes Shul in Aventura for a shloshim and memorial gathering to remember lone Israel Defense Forces soldier, Sgt. Nissim Sean Carmeli, who was killed in the fighting in...
  • 'This madness must stop,' U.N. chief says after Gaza refuge shelled

    'This madness must stop,' U.N. chief says after Gaza refuge shelled
    Once again, a place of refuge proved a deathtrap. At least two explosions rocked a boys’ school in the southern Gaza city of Rafah that had been designated as a United Nations shelter for Gazans fleeing days of fighting. Palestinian officials said...
  • Israel says missing soldier is dead

    JERUSALEM The Israeli army said early Sunday that an Israeli soldier believed to have been kidnapped by Hamas militants in fighting in the Gaza Strip was in fact killed in action, reversing its earlier reports that he had apparently been seized. An...
  • Israeli TV Business Grinds to Halt as War Continues With Hamas

    With a red-hot format industry, warm ties to Hollywood and two major U.S. productions lensing on its soil, the Israeli TV business looked, until this summer, like it would grow into a global force. But when war erupted in early July between Israel and...
  • 72-hour cease-fire begins; U.S. to send delegation to Israel-Hamas Cairo talks

    JERUSALEM A 72-hour "humanitarian cease-fire" agreed to by Israel and Hamas, to be followed by immediate negotiations on a durable truce, went into effect Friday morning, a first step toward a halt of more than three weeks of fighting that has claimed the...