Today, Israel mourns a young IDF soldier, killed in a stabbing yesterday. And we've also learned that three soldiers and a police officer were wounded in an attack today. Yet young people who stand for Israel still gladly and bravely serve the nation and its people. Writing at Israel Hayom, a veteran of an elite Israeli combat unit writes a letter to his brother
Winter has begun in Israel, and I'm watching my beloved Valley of the Cross turn from summer brown to rainy-season green. The Valley of the Cross is so named because, according to Christian tradition, this is where the tree grew that was used to build the cross upon which Jesus was crucified. The Valley houses an ancient monastery, two youth group headquarters, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament), and the Israel Museum.