WASHINGTON (Sep. 23)
A memorial service will be held at the Israel Embassy here Oct. 18 for Lt. Alexander Singer, a former Washington area resident, who was killed while leading an Israeli army patrol in the Israeli security zone of south Lebanon.
Singer was one of three Israeli soldiers killed Sept. 15 in an ambush on the slopes of Mt. Hermon by terrorists from the Lebanese National Resistance Front believed to be on a hostage taking mission. It was his 25th birthday. He was buried Sept. 18 in the Har Herzl Military Cemetery, Jerusalem.
A graduate of Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School in Bethesda, Maryland, and Cornell University, Singer made aliya in 1985 after studying Hebrew at the Brandeis-Bardin Institute in California. He also spoke Yiddish, Arabic and Russian and had visited the Soviet Union where he had met with refuseniks.
Singer was the son of Max Singer, president of the Potomac Organization, a Washington area consulting firm, and Suzanne Singer, executive editor of Moment Magazine and managing editor of Biblical Archaeology Review and Bible Review.
He is also survived by three brothers, Daniel, who is serving in the Israel army, Benjamin, who also plans to make aliya, and Saul, a staff member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.