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Friends, supporters worked to keep Steven Sotloff's Israel ties secret
Friends, supporters worked to keep Steven Sotloff's Israel ties secret

Danielle Berrin was watching the video of journalist James Foley's brutal killing at the hands of Islamic militants when a familiar face flashed across the screen. "I paused the video in panic," the Los Angeles-based reporter would later write in the Jewish Journal. "I know that face, I thought. It's older and rounder than I remember, sallow from fear, but I know that face." Until that moment, Berrin had not known that Steven J. Sotloff, the playful, mischievous kid she knew growing up in suburban Miami, had been taken hostage while working as a freelance journalist in Syria in August 2013. Yet there he was on his knees, with a black-hooded, knife-wielding...

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