Zachary Baumel

Zachariah, the prisoner of hope

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

14 Days: Baumel Buried

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Did Putin have anything to do with the return of Baumel's body to Israel?

Israel refuses to give details on how Zachary Baumel's body was found so as not to reveal intelligence sources.

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