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Samaria dog unit trains dogs to protect Jordan Valley kibbutzim

The Israel Dog Unit is training working dogs to help Jordan Valley communities defend themselves in case of terrorism or disaster.

Samaria dog unit trains dogs to protect Jordan Valley kibbutzim

Coordinator for Captives and Missing Persons steps down

Yaron Blum to step down on October 31 after 5 years of being in charge of efforts to return Israel's missing.

Coordinator for Captives and Missing Persons steps down

Missing boy's mother buys him clothes for brother's bar mitzva

Gitty Kleinerman, whose son Moishe has been missing nearly 6 months, says she has a 'strong feeling' he'll be home for brother's bar mitzva.

Missing boy's mother buys him clothes for brother's bar mitzva

Moishe Kleinerman: Police call on IDF to assist in search for missing 16-year-old

"We have ways and means Israel Police doesn't have," says IDF Major. "We'll do our very best to find Moishe."

Police call on IDF to assist in search for missing 16-year-old

Parents of missing child contact police - hours later

Parents of missing three-year-old contact police just prior to child being transferred to foster care.

Parents of missing child contact police - hours later

Israel Dog Unit searching for missing man in Yavneh

36-year-old Asiyan Natan vanished without a trace three days ago. Authorities are growing increasingly worried for his safety.

Israel Dog Unit searching for missing man in Yavneh

Israel Dog Unit goes bushwhacking looking for missing teen

Day 140 of the search for the missing Avraham Moshe Kleinerman sees searchers cutting their way through the deepest brush around Meron.

Israel Dog Unit goes bushwhacking looking for missing teen

Police: Gag order on missing teen's disappearance extended by two weeks

Following release of suspects in Moishe Kleinerman's disappearance, police announce extension of gag order on the case.

Police: Gag order on missing teen's disappearance extended

After 72 hours: Missing couple found safe and sound but a puzzle remains

The man and woman reported missing in northern Israel were found safe and sound. Unanswered questions remain.

After 72 hours: Missing couple found safe and soundplayer

Two more suspects arrested in disappearance of teen

Police arrest two additional suspects, begin interrogating them, in quest to find 16-year-old Moishe Kleinerman.

Two more suspects arrested in disappearance of teen

Mother of missing teen: 'Moishe knew the suspect who was arrested this week'

Mother of Moishe Kleinerman, who has been missing for several months, says her son 'spoke about' the newly-arrested suspect.

Mother of missing teen: 'Moishe knew the suspect'

New development in search for missing teen

Nearly four months after Moishe Kleinerman disappeared, there has been a development in the investigation.

New development in search for missing teen

Haredi youth missing from hospital

Yisrael Yehuda Cohen, 22, was last seen leaving a Jerusalem hospital.

Haredi youth missing from hospital

MK's missing grandmother found

Simi Elimelech, 84, found after being missing for over a day. She is deaf and communicates using sign language.

MK's missing grandmother found

Double award ceremony at Harel police precinct

The Israel Police held a ceremony today to recognize the Israel Dog Unit for finding not one, but two missing people, just a few days apart.

Double award ceremony at Harel police precinctplayer

Israel Dog Unit rushes to search for troubled teen

A midnight alert reached the Israel Dog Unit about a teen in distress in the Hadera forest, beginning a mass search effort.

Israel Dog Unit rushes to search for troubled teen

Israel Dog Unit locates woman in Haifa forest

A missing-person alert ended in tears yesterday after IDU volunteers found a woman's body in the forests around Haifa.

Israel Dog Unit locates woman in Haifa forestplayer

Israel Dog Unit honored for Shabbat-eve rescue

Israel Police holds ceremony to show their appreciation for volunteers who left the Shabbat table to save a life.

Israel Dog Unit honored for Shabbat-eve rescue

Israel Dog Unit saves man from winter storm

An 84-year-old man would have perished in the extreme cold and rain on Friday night, but for a dedicated volunteer and a four-footed friend.

Israel Dog Unit saves man from winter storm

Israel Dog Unit saves woman from oncoming snowstorm

The IDU's search and rescue activities have led to four incidents closed and two lives saved - one just hours ahead of a blizzard.

Israel Dog Unit saves woman from oncoming snowstorm

Brothers, ages 11 and 13, declared missing

Eliezer and Yitzhak Yehuda Rotman-Solich were last seen in Jerusalem, on Sunday at 3:00p.m.

Brothers, ages 11 and 13, declared missing

Body of missing yeshiva student found

Three days after he went missing, body of yeshiva student Efraim Nachum Re'em is found in northern Israel.

Body of missing yeshiva student found

Bennett: I raised issue of Hamas captives with UN Secretary General

PM in New York answers Arutz Sheva question about his efforts to secure return of Israeli civilians, bodies of soldiers held by Hamad.

Bennett: I raised issue of Hamas captives with UN Sec. General

Tragedy in Beit Shemesh: 14-year-old drowns during school trip

After hours of searching: 14-year-old boy with whom contact was lost pulled from water reservoir near Beit Shemesh.

Tragedy in Beit Shemesh: 14-year-old drowns during school trip

Israel believes breakthrough in returning Hamas captives closer than ever

Israel has changed its policy on humanitarian aid to Gaza to force issue of missing soldiers and civilians.

Israel believes breakthrough in returning Hamas captives close

Haifa salutes IDU

Several senior officials of the city of Haifa took time from their day to thank one of their city's ace-in-the-hole for missing persons.

Haifa salutes IDU

Israel Dog Unit: Missing father of three has been found

Israel Dog Unit volunteer and MDA medic finds David Fredi Yager, father of three missing since Tuesday, thanks to tipoff from civilian.

Israel Dog Unit: Missing father of three has been found

Israel Dog Unit: Father of 3 missing and in possible danger

Israel Dog Unit searches urgently for information on missing man, requests public's aid in locating him.

Israel Dog Unit: Father of 3 missing and in possible danger

IDU saves missing person, fights arson, cheers up special kids

From responding to Islamic arson to finding missing people and doggy acrobatic shows for special needs children, IDU had action packed week

IDU saves missing person, fights arson, cheers up special kids

Hamas to agree to return remains of fallen IDF soldiers soon?

Hamas official says terror group's desperation caused by coronavirus may create opportunity to secure release of Israeli prisoners.

Hamas to agree to return remains of fallen IDF soldiers soon?

Deri: Netanyahu missed chance to get prisoners back from Hamas

Interior Minister criticizes PM for reaching ceasefire agreement with Hamas without securing release of missing soldiers and civilians.

Deri: Netanyahu missed chance to get prisoners back from Hamas

Body of missing IDF soldier Adiel Fishler found

Body of Staff Sergant Adiel Binyamin Fishler located after two days of searching.

Body of missing IDF soldier found

Body of missing Virginia rabbi may have been found

Virginia Beach Police find body presumed to be that of rabbi who jumped into the ocean to save a student.

Body of missing Virginia rabbi may have been found

What happened to Moshe Eliezer Ilovitz?

US-born father of five disappeared without a trace 6 weeks ago, after taking his prayer shawl. Can US officials and the media help? Opinion.

What happened to Moshe Eliezer Ilovitz?

Family which went missing in the Kinneret located

Family of five which had gone missing in the Kinneret located after several hours of searches.

Family which went missing in the Kinneret located

'Israel made a mistake in handling Gaza captives'

Former coordinator for captives and missing persons says Israel should've conditioned end of 2014 fighting on the release of the captives.

'Israel made a mistake in handling Gaza captives'

Body of missing yeshiva student found

Police find body of yeshiva student who went missing while kayaking off the coast of Herzliya.

Body of missing yeshiva student found

Missing Jewish female submarine officer honored on Women's Day

Argentina’s Jewish community honors country’s first female submarine officer, lost at sea last November

Missing Jewish female submarine officer honored on Women's Day

Missing 19-year-old hiker found in Ein Gedi area

Rescue volunteers find 19-year-old hiker who went missing in the Judean Desert. Hiker suffered light injures in fall, but in good condition.

Missing 19-year-old hiker found in Ein Gedi area

Israeli rescue team fails to find Canadian man missing in Peru

Foul play suspected. 'The Israelis are fairly certain that they didn’t find him because someone doesn’t want us to find him.'

Israeli rescue team fails to find Canadian man missing in Peru