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American hiker missing in Israel

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LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey politicians are calling for more help from both the U.S. and Israeli governments for a student who went missing during a hike in Jerusalem last week.

Aaron Sofer, a 33-year-old yeshiva student, has been missing since Friday when he went on a hike with a friend in the Jerusalem Forest.

His parents have flow to Israel.

Police led a massive hunt for the Lakewood, New Jersey man, but have not found him.

U.S. Rep. Chris Smith and other local officials in New Jersey are planning a news conference for Tuesday in Lakewood to seek help in finding the man.

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