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North Texas teen Sky Richardson in Israel. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Amid Wailing Sirens, North Texas Teen Makes Connection In Israel

Sky Richardson, 16, says he will never forget his life-changing visit to Israel. “It was the greatest experience of my life.” The Addison boy and six other teens from Temple Shalom in Dallas spent more than a month touring in Israel.

CBS 11–07/30/2014

An Israeli Merkava tank rolls along the border between Israel and the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, on July 30, 2014, as it returns from combat in the Palestinian enclave.  (credit: Gil Cohen Magen/AFP/Getty Images)

Perry: America Must End ‘Ambivalence’ On Israel

During a rally for Israel in Dallas, Governor Rick Perry told attendees that America must end a “policy of calculated ambivalence” toward the Middle East.

07/30/2014

Comrades of slain 20-year-old Israeli Staff Sergeant Moshe Melako of the Golani Brigade, who was killed the previous day during fighting with of Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip, on July 21, 2014 mourn during his funeral at the Mt. Herzel military cemetery in Jerusalem. With 18 soldiers killed in Gaza, the highest military casualty toll in eight years, Israel is in mourning, but has vowed to pursue its mission against Hamas militants. The toll has been far higher on the Palestinian side, where more than 500 have been killed since Operation Protective Edge began on July 8, most of them civilians, a spokesman for Gaza's emergency services said. (credit: GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images)

21-Year-Old Texas-Born Israeli Soldier Killed In Gaza

Nissim Sean Carmeli from South Padre Island was a sergeant in the Israel Defense Forces. He moved to Israel four years ago and joined the Israeli army after finishing high school there.

07/21/2014

North Texans React To Cease Fire In Middle East

Even though Israel is thousands of miles away, 200 people gathered at the Jewish Community Center in Dallas to show how close they are to the people of that country.

CBS 11–11/21/2012

Texas Gov. Rick Perry addresses the the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) February 9, 2012 in Washington, DC. Thousands of conservative activists are attending the annual gathering in the nation's capital.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Perry Condemns ‘Outrageous’ Attacks On Israel

Gov. Rick Perry has written to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying he’s “deeply saddened” to see his country “once again under siege by Hamas forces firing rockets and mortars.”

11/21/2012