Matthew Klein, 20, a 2011 graduate of the modern Orthodox Shalhevet high school in Los Angeles, is in a Tel Aviv hospital in severe condition after suffering a heat stroke during physical training with the Israel Defense Forces.
On the morning after Yom Yerushalayim, I walked past the prime minister’s house on the way to the dentist. The house sits on Balfour Street, named for the British lord whose famous Declaration of 1917 paved the road to the Jewish state. Half a century later, the Israel Defense Forces recaptured the Old City and unified Jerusalem, a momentous event commemorated on Yom Yerushalayim.
The Israel Defense Forces is stronger than ever, President Shimon Peres told bereaved families at Israel's Memorial Day ceremony in the Old City of Jerusalem on Tuesday night.