September 3rd, 2014
11:04 PM ET

Steven Sotloff's secret

Steven Sotloff was Jewish and he held dual-citizenship with Israel. His ISIS captors may not have known this about him. An Israeli news organization spoke with someone who had been held captive with Sotloff who said he managed to fast for Yom Kippur by pretending to be sick and secretly prayed in the direction of Jerusalem. Anderson spoke with Jane Eisner, who is the Editor in Chief of the Jewish Daily Forward, one of the outlets that reported new information on Sotloff today.

Janine di Giovanni is Newsweek's Middle East Editor and she was a colleague of Steven Sotloff. She shared her memories with Anderson.

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