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  • Josh Fattal: Iranian captors knew I was Jewish

    March 17, 2014 | 1:35 pm

    Josh Fattal, an American hiker freed by Iran in September 2011 after two years in captivity, said the Iranians knew he was Jewish even though it was never explicitly stated.

    “I was so scared in those first months about being a Jew with an Israeli father, but at a certain point I...

  • Freed hiker Joshua Fattal celebrates homecoming

    October 4, 2011 | 1:18 pm

    Freed American hiker Joshua Fattal celebrated his homecoming in suburban Philadelphia with about 200 family members, friends and supporters.

    The celebration was held over the weekend at Arcadia University in Glenside, Pa. Despite the step into the public spotlight, Fattal is not...

  • The untold story of Josh Fattal

    September 27, 2011 | 12:12 pm

    Correction: An earlier version of this article mentioned that Josh Fattal had visited Israel just before getting arrest in Iran.  Sources recently reported that Fattal had not visited Israel for several years prior to going to Syria and Iraq.

    By now, the whole world knows the name...

  • American hiker Josh Fattal freed by Iran has Israeli father

    September 27, 2011 | 11:26 am

    For more than two years, relatives of Josh Fattal, one of the two American hikers freed from prison in Iran last week, managed to hide a vital piece of information from his captors: Fattal’s family is Israeli.

    Jacob Fattal, Josh’s father, immigrated to Israel from Basra, Iraq in...

  • American hikers released from Iran

    September 21, 2011 | 12:12 pm

    Two American hikers who were imprisoned in Iran two years ago after they strayed across the border were released on bail.

    Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal were released from a Tehran prison Wednesday into the custody of officials from Oman, who took them straight to the airport,...