'20,000 people': Song inspired by mass funeral for lone soldier

Written years ago inspired by mass funeral by Israelis who gathered when they heard killed IDF fighter was 'lone soldier'.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/7/2019, 8:51 PM

Hundreds attend funeral of lone soldier

Close to 1,000 people at funeral of lone soldier Alex Sasaki, who was found dead this week. 'You chose the difficult and significant path.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/28/2019, 12:56 PM

IDF soldier injured in bomb attack - American immigrant from LA

Soldier injured in bomb attack on Gaza border identified as Yoadd Zaguri, a lone immigrant from California.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/18/2019, 2:01 PM

Netanyahu's holiday guests

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu hosts lone soldiers for holiday meal in his Jerusalem Sukkah.Mordechai Sones, 9/24/2018, 7:52 PM

Parents of lone soldiers to get free trips to Israel

Naftali Bennett wants to offer free flights to Israel for parents of lone soldiers who would not be able to afford it otherwise.Tzvi Lev, 8/13/2017, 10:22 AM

Over 1,500 lone IDF soldiers gather for personal errands day

Over 40 representatives from various government departments, NGOs, agencies assist lone soldiers with all bureaucratic requirements.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/19/2017, 6:45 PM

Yeshiva rabbi: Disconnection dangerous to Jewish future

Report on Israeli yeshiva delegates who visited North American Jewish schools; rabbi says losing touch with Israel leads to assimilation.Rabbis Eliezer Shenvald, 12/19/2016, 11:38 AM

Watch-giving up playing football to serve in the IDF

Avi Rosenblum, a football player from the US, gave up playing for an Israeli team to join the IDF as a lone soldier.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/21/2016, 11:53 AM

Haredi lone soldiers are not alone

In an event hosted by Defense Minister Liberman, one lone solder explained why he enlisted and continues to serve his country and G-d.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/19/2016, 10:13 AM

Apples, honey, and fatigues

The three soldiers tell Arutz Sheva why they are proud not to be home for the holidays.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/2/2016, 10:54 AM

Lone soldiers gather for well-deserved day of fun

5,500 lone soldiers gathered for fun day at Shefayim water park.Chana Roberts, 9/16/2016, 1:15 AM

Parents of lone soldier mark his 10th yahrzeit in Jerusalem

Fallen soldier who inspired 'Lone Soldier Centers' remembered at 10th anniversary of his death in Lebanon War.JTA, 8/15/2016, 9:04 AM

In the footsteps of their father, US twins become IDF medics

They immigrated together from the US, buried their father, and never gave up on their dream to follow in his footsteps.Raphael Poch, 12/23/2015, 10:19 PM

Israeli Thanksgiving events honor over 1,200 IDF Lone Soldiers

Israelis express their thanksgiving to brave lone soldiers; 'They are the glue that holds the Jewish People together.'Raphael Poch, 11/26/2015, 2:35 PM

Facebook Page Plea: Come to Lone Soldier's Funeral

Social media posts called on Israelis to attend the funeral of a lone soldier in Kiryat Gat on Tuesday.Moshe Cohen, 8/4/2015, 1:12 AM

Knesset Speaker Hosts Parents of Fallen Lone Soldier

MK Yuli Edelstein hosts the parents of lone soldier Max Steinberg at the annual Knesset event in honor of Memorial Day.Ben Ariel, 4/22/2015, 12:44 AM

Rivlin Meets with Parents of Fallen Lone Soldiers

President, First Lady meet with the parents of Max Steinberg and Liran Adir, American lone soldiers who fell in the Gaza war.Tova Dvorin, 1/27/2015, 11:34 AM

'Soldiers Go Home and Hug Their Moms, But I Can't'

Seven months after aliyah, Meir Ginsburg explains to Arutz Sheva how he fell in love with Israel and decided to be an infantry soldier.Yishai Karov, Ari Yashar, 1/22/2015, 3:39 PM

Watch: Lone Soldier 'Isn't Alone, Israel is my Family'

Arutz Sheva speaks to a recently immigrated lone soldier who left his family to serve Israel, and learns why he technically isn't alone.Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 12/10/2014, 11:18 AM

Watch: Immigrants Celebrate Thanksgiving in Israel

What does Thanksgiving mean to an expat? Celebrants say traditional American holiday has become universal.Yoni Kempinski, Tova Dvorin, 11/28/2014, 11:10 AM

IDF Lone Soldiers from America Celebrate Thanksgiving

Soldiers serving while living apart from their families are 'IDF's unconventional secret weapon,' as MK Lipman joins in on the festivities.Ari Yashar, 11/27/2014, 8:46 PM

New Wave of Olim Inspired by Fallen Lone Soldiers

109 'lone soldiers' on next aliyah flight inspired by Sgt. Max Steinberg and 1st Sgt. Nissim Sean Carmeli hy"d, who were killed in Gaza.Gil Ronen and Tova Dvorin, 8/7/2014, 9:13 AM

Watch: Funeral of American who Joined the IDF

30,000 people attended the funeral of lone soldier Sergeant Max Steinberg in Jerusalem.Hezki Baruch, 7/23/2014, 11:47 PM

Thousands Pay Respects to Fallen Lone Soldier

Thousands pay respects to fallen IDF soldier Nissim Sean Carmeli, after a call by Maccabi Haifa on fans to attend his funeral.Elad Benari, 7/22/2014, 2:14 AM

Ya'alon Promises 'No Force or Coercion' on Hareidi Enlistment

Ya'alon stresses importance of preserving hareidi lifestyle in army to new hareidi recruits, notes challenges of hareidi backlash.Yedidya Ben-Or, Ari Yashar, 3/27/2014, 1:28 PM

Former Israeli Ambassador Avner at Tribute for IDF Lone Soldiers

Best-selling author and former ambassador addressed the packed audience, saying "You know what? I guess we are a family after all." Daniel Perez, New York, 5/13/2013, 12:54 PM

Hotels Hosting 100 Lone Soldiers for Pesach

Hotels Association, IDF cooperated in making Pesach fun for soldiers who made aliyah without their families.Gil Ronen, 3/25/2013, 12:11 PM

NY ‘Immigrant Soldier” Wins Award for Excellence

Meir Shovovits was spending a year of Torah study in Israel three years ago. Afterwards, he enlisted and now is awarded for excellence. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 10/14/2012, 6:40 PM

Giving Lone Soldiers a ‘Home Away from Home’

The Haifa group ‘People in Blue and White’ gives lone soldiers a ‘home away from home’ for Sabbath leave.Maayana Miskin, 8/2/2012, 4:43 PM

IDF Volunteers from 29 Countries Complete Hebrew Course

Three of four participants in special course are lone soldiers, 47% will go on to serve in field and combat units.Gil Ronen, 7/16/2012, 11:18 AM

Operation IDF Passover Seder

As millions of Israelis prepare to celebrate the Passover seder on Friday night, the IDF will join them at bases around the country.Chana Ya'ar, 4/6/2012, 12:49 PM

‘Lone Soldiers’ in IDF Now Include Hareidi Youth

The term “lone IDF soldier” usually refers to olim without families in Israel but now includes hareidi youth rejected by their families. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 2/1/2012, 1:24 PM

Video: Lone Soldiers Help Lone Soldiers

The Lone Soldier Center was founded by a group of former lone soldiers who help current lone soldiers with their needs and struggles.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 2/1/2012, 6:44 AM

Young IAF Pilot: It Was Always My Dream to Serve

Arutz Sheva speaks to a graduate of the IAF's 163rd pilots' training course, a lone soldier who made aliyah so he can serve.Elad Benari & Yishai Karov, 12/31/2011, 8:45 PM