Family had feared that the 21-year-old would try to join ISIS and enlisted help of Foreign Ministry and Interpol; Foreign Min. source: Matter not being treated as security incident, rather personal issue.
Barak Ravid is the diplomatic correspondent for Haaretz newspaper. He joined Haaretz in April 2007, covering the Prime Minister's Office, the Foreign Ministry and the Ministry of Defense, dealing with issues such as U.S.-Israeli relations, EU-Israeli relations and the peace process.
Before joining Haaretz, Barak Ravid worked for two years for Maariv daily newspaper, spending a year covering the Palestinian Authority and a year as a diplomatic correspondent.
Ravid has a BA in the history of the Middle East from the University of Tel Aviv. He served for six years as an officer in the Israel Defense Forces, and concluded his service with the rank of captain. He and his wife live in Tel Aviv.
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Ya'alon objects to strategic affairs minister issuing orders to IDF intelligence staff, while Foreign Ministry fears losing further influence on policy.