In an ironic twist, now that Burch is back in the state he grew up in, his parents, enchanted by Israel on their many visits to see their son, now live there full-time. In a way, Burch muses, it's the closing of a circle that opened decades ago -- when a teenager in search of an identity first asked his mother what exactly it meant to be Jewish.
Members of this unit aren't just taught to think - they're taught to think and learn fast. At the end of their first three
For decades, those of Israeli descent living in America kept our suitcases packed. Despite U.S. passports, English-speaking families, and American homes and businesses, we always thought that we would return to Israel one day.
What does a person who has served three of four years, in the case of an officer, feel when finally they give back their guns at the end of their service knowing that they will have to serve in the reserves for many years to come.
Heroes sometimes surface, when the timing and circumstances are right. Fortunately. And when they do, it's always in the context of triumphing ... good over evil.
The video shows the plainclothes shooters working closely with the Israeli military.
July 8 marked the somber first anniversary of the start of the 2014 summer war in Gaza, when Israel and Palestinian militants
Former president George W. Bush rejected U.S. membership on the Council when it was established in 2006, partly for the same
No one envies a soldier's mother. The worry. The sleepless nights. The fear that your child will suffer harm, both physical and psychological. Especially in Israel, where I live, military service is tough and dangerous. So, how is it that I find myself envying parents whose children are soldiers?
Here is a list of ten lessons Hezbollah likely learned from Operation Protective Edge, as well as what can be expected from them as a result, in a future conflict with Israel. Hezbollah is now significantly more battle hardened as its fighters have been engaged in deadly fighting in Syria for years.