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Israeli prime minister reveals Mossad operation to find info on missing soldier
October 4, 2021
“It was a complex, large-scale and daring operation. That’s all that can be said at the moment,” said Prime Minister Naftali Bennett.
Israel seeks negotiations with Hamas for release of four citizens held in Gaza
April 7, 2020
Gaza leader Yahya Sinwar has rejected linking coronavirus aid to talks, but said he saw “a possible initiative to revive this issue” if Israel frees Palestinian prisoners.
Former IDF captive Gilad Shalit gets engaged
February 16, 2020
He and Nitzan Shabbat made it official over the weekend, after the former captive of Hamas proposed on Valentine’s Day.
UN secretary general intends to raise issue of Hadar Goldin in sideline meetings
August 28, 2019
Israeli soldier Hadar Goldin was killed and his remains taken on Aug. 1, 2014, during a declared ceasefire between Israel and Gaza, rendering the abduction a violation of international humanitarian law.
Hamas says window of opportunity for prisoner swap exists, but is closing
July 24, 2019
In an apparent dig at recent racial tensions in Israel, Hamas spokesman Abu Obeida claims that Israel hasn’t even inquired into the well-being of Ethiopian-Israeli captive Avera Mengistu.
UNSC calls for return of all missing military personnel, including Israelis
June 13, 2019
“Every time someone goes missing, families wait for answers,” said Peter Maurer, president of the International Committee of the Red Cross. “Ricocheting between hope and despair, they mark anniversaries—one year, two years, 10 years.”
Israel releases two Syrian prisoners in ‘goodwill gesture’ for return of Baumel
April 29, 2019
The two men were identified as Zidan Tweil, a drug-smuggler, and Hamis Ahmad, a Fatah operative who attempted to attack Israel Defense Forces’ soldiers 14 years ago.
Rabbi Avi Weiss
April 18, 2019
Setting aside a matzah for the remaining Israeli soldiers
At our Passover tables, when we declare “Next Year in Jerusalem,” we ought to have in mind the MIAs who gave their lives for our homeland. We need to see the fulfillment of the words of the Prophet Jeremiah: “The children will return to their land.”
How Moscow views the return of MIA soldier Zachary Baumel
The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs
April 8, 2019
In Russia, the notion of a “hero who died for his homeland” is sacred. Every year in Russia, thousands of volunteers search for soldiers who fell defending their homeland from the Nazis during the Great Patriotic War (World War II).
One Israeli investigator’s determined search to find closure
March 21, 2019
Maj. (res.) Sharon Maayan has been pursuing a critical mission: to track down the burial places of those in those killed in action in the Jewish state’s wars and military operations.
Remains of missing Israeli pilot found in the Kinneret
November 7, 2018
The remains of an Israeli Air Force pilot missing for 56 years were recovered in the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) northeast of Tiberias on Tuesday, recovered among the wreckage of the aircraft.