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Noga Shachar, 12, lives in Tel Aviv; Adi Shachar, 22, and Jared Brown, 23, live in Baltimore; Jared is arriving from Toronto

Hello, can I ask why you’re in Israel?

Jared: I’m here to visit Adi in Israel, and I’ll be staying until September.

Did she invite you before or after the war started?

Jared: Actually, I invited myself.