Israeli lone soldier from the U.S. missing for two days

Marcy Oster

JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli lone soldier from the United States has been missing for two days according to police.

The soldier from the Givati Brigade, identified as David Menachem Gordon, 21, was last seen at a military base in central Israel on Sunday at around noon, the Jerusalem Post reported. He was wearing his military uniform and its purple beret, and carrying an assault rifle, Israel Police said.

Police said he speaks Hebrew with an American accent.

Gordon, who entered the Israel Defense Forces in August 2013, writes a blog about his experiences in the IDF.