Her dad was dead set against her traveling to Israel, cautioning her that the violence in Syria could spill over the border and put her at risk. But Colleen Connelly-Ahern, a professor of communications at Penn State University, shrugged off his warning. "You see this map, Dad," she told him. "That's the Golan Heights up there, and that's Be'er Sheva down there - where I'm gonna be. It's very far...