Zachary Baumel


Israel releases two Syrian prisoners in 'goodwill gesture'

Response to Israel receiving the remains of fallen IDF soldier Zachary Baumel; prisoners opposed repatriation.

Israel to release Syrian prisoners for Baumel remains, names released - report

The remains of IDF soldier Sgt.Zachary Baumel was repatriated to Israel 40 years after he went missing in action.

Zachariah, the prisoner of hope

Another famous Zachariah, the prophet Zachariah, once described himself as a “prisoner of hope” (Zechariah 9:12).


Zachary Baumel and growing up as an Israeli

So together, the first-graders, parents, teachers and grandparents sing “Hatikva” because it is our beloved anthem and to honor the return of Zachary Baumel, an Israeli home at last.

14 Days: Baumel Buried

Baumel’s remains were recovered in Syria with the aid of the Russian Army.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with the Russian Army chief of staff at the ceremony of transf

How Russia’s role in the Baumel repatriation symbolizes its strategy

Moscow wants to be the Middle East broker everyone needs.

Zachary Baumel, after 37 years, is finally laid to rest on April 4, 2019.

After 37 year wait Sgt. Zachary Baumel laid to rest

Zachary Baumel is buried in Jerusalem 37 years after he went missing.

Stamp issued in honor of Eli Cohen

Eli Cohen's widow: Deeply disappointed, they forgot about him

The widow of the spy who was hanged in Syria in 1965 asked why she was not informed of the return of the body of Zecharia Baumel, and why her husband's body had not yet been returned to Israel.

Palestinians hold Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) flags, December 23, 2013

Did a Palestinian militant group find Baumel's body?

Based in Syria and headed by Ahmad Jibril, PFLP-GC is an offshoot with the PFLP and is violently opposed to any peace with the Jewish State.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Osna Baumel, sister of Zachary Baumel

Baumel's sister, Osna: “I knew the chances he was alive were quite slim”

The news the soldiers brought her Wednesday, she said, “was unreal.”

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