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News and updates about Lone Soldiers

Hope for the Future:

Helping smooth the path to a soldier's employment

The Ta’asuchayil employment initiative gives soldiers the financial security needed to focus on the war - not on their bank accounts.

Helping smooth the path to a soldier's employment

Thousands attend the funeral:

Paratrooper Sergeant Ilan Cohen, killed in Gaza is laid to rest

Sergeant Ilan Cohen, a lone soldier from Argentina who was killed in Gaza, is laid to rest on Mount Herzl, with thousands arriving to pay their last respects. Watch live.

Paratrooper Sergeant Ilan Cohen, killed in Gaza is laid to rest

Public called to join funeral of lone soldier killed in Gaza

Sergeant Ilan Cohen, a lone soldier who immigrated to Israel from Argentina, will be laid to rest on Friday afternoon. 'Ilan ran to protect the country - let's come together to pay him last respects.'

Public called to join funeral of lone soldier killed in Gaza

Ilan Cohen immigrated to Israel from Argentina - and fell in Gaza

Sergeant Ilan Cohen immigrated to Israel after completing high school in Argentina, studying in yeshiva prior to enlisting in the Paratroopers Brigade. He was killed in northern Gaza, along with five other soldiers.

Ilan Cohen immigrated to Israel from Argentina - and fell in Gaza

Inaugural driver’s license conversion day for lone soldiers

The event was attended by 1000 Lone Soldiers as well as National Service Volunteers, expediting the conversion of their foreign driver’s licenses in one day.

Inaugural driver’s license conversion day for lone soldiers

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Israelis will fight on their own if they must.

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Last Chance:

Just two days to win a luxury Jerusalem apartment!

Buy tickets now to help farmers near Gaza, find missing people, and support lone soldiers. The lucky winner will receive a luxury Jerusalem apartment valued at one million dollars!

Just two days to win a luxury Jerusalem apartment!

Call for Canada to investigate lone soldiers

A Canadian organization is calling for Canadian citizens who served in the IDF to be investigated for war crimes.

Call for Canada to investigate lone soldiers

IDF reservist to Arutz Sheva:

The soldiers are strong, we know what we have to do

SFC (Res.) Eitan from the 5th Brigade speaks about his experiences in the war, October 7th, and his family back in Cincinnati.

The soldiers are strong, we know what we have to do

Fallen soldier's parents fulfill his will and move to Israel

The parents of lone soldier Nathaniel Young, who fell on October 7th, decided to follow their son's path and made aliyah.

Fallen soldier's parents fulfill his will and move to Israel

'We remain optimistic':

Lone soldier's adoptive family is waiting for his return

Doron, whose family adopted lone soldier Idan Alexander who was kidnapped to Gaza, maintains optimism that Idan will be home soon.

Lone soldier's adoptive family is waiting for his return

Operation Hug:

Project reunites parents with lone soldiers in combat duty

One month into war in Gaza: parents of lone soldiers come to Israel from around the world to meet their children who are in active service

Project reunites parents with lone soldiers in combat duty

'Painkillers:': Tribute to Sgt. Elisheva Rose Ida Lubin Hy"d:

Mourners who participate in the funerals of lone soldiers perform chessed shel emet, total acts of kindness. Painkillers don't help.

'Painkillers:':  Tribute to Sgt. Elisheva Rose Ida Lubin Hy"d:

'Safer here than in London':

'Lone reservist' reunites with mother

British IDF reservist tells Arutz Sheva: 'I am overwhelmed by the support we feel from everyone in Israel and outside of Israel.'

'Lone reservist' reunites with mother

British IDF soldier: 'Who is watching over our families?'

Concerned lone soldiers asked the former Prime Ministers of Britain and Australia to combat rising antisemitism in their countries.

British IDF soldier: 'Who is watching over our families?'

Boris Johnson to Lone Soldiers

'I reject comparisons between you and Hamas'

Former British PM meets with British lone soldiers serving the IDF, expresses his solidarity with Israel following the Hamas massacre.

'I reject comparisons between you and Hamas'

Rocket siren activates during funeral of Lone Soldier

Jerusalem comes under threat during funeral of Nathaniel Young, the British Lone Soldier who fell during the Hamas invasion.

Rocket siren activates during funeral of Lone Soldier

British lone soldier among the fallen in southern Israel

Nathaniel Young who immigrated to Israel and enlisted in the Golani Brigade, fell during the Hamas invasion.

British lone soldier among the fallen in southern Israel

FIDF ensures Israeli soldiers will enjoy Rosh Hashanah

Gift cards worth $1.3M distributed to Lone Soldiers and soldiers in need.

FIDF ensures Israeli soldiers will enjoy Rosh Hashanah

Groundbreaking for new state-of-the-art home for Lone Soldiers

FIDF, IFCJ, and Ha'aguda Lema'an Hachayal fund building with 56 apartments to house Lone Soldiers who left their homes to defend Israel.

Groundbreaking for new state-of-the-art home for Lone Soldiers

Lone soldier killed in ramming attack laid to rest

Sergeant Maksym Molchanov buried in military cemetery after his family arrived from Ukraine to attend the funeral.

Lone soldier killed in ramming attack laid to rest

Ten months before attack:

Fallen soldier talks about bone marrow donation

Maxim Molchanov OBM, murdered in the ramming attack on Route 443, spoke about a bone marrow donation to save the life of a 12-year-old boy.

Fallen soldier talks about bone marrow donation

Mothers and lone soldiers enjoy surprise reunion in Jerusalem

Momentum & FIDF - Nefesh B’Nefesh Lone Soldiers Program facilitate emotional meeting for 30 mothers of lone soldiers from around the world.

Mothers and lone soldiers enjoy surprise reunion in Jerusalem

Minister awards lone soldiers who made Aliyah

Aliyah Minister Ofir Sofer hosts soldiers who received Presidential Medal of Honor of Excellence on Israel’s 75th Independence Day.

Minister awards lone soldiers who made Aliyah

Over 600 Lone Soldiers celebrate Israel's 75th birthday with NBN

Hundreds of Lone Soldiers, National Service volunteers celebrate Israel's Independence Day at Nefesh B’Nefesh Aliyah Campus in Jerusalem.

Over 600 Lone Soldiers celebrate Israel's 75th birthday with NBN

Over 2,000 lone soldiers attend annual Nefesh B'Nefesh event

Nefesh B’Nefesh, Friends of the IDF (FIDF), host annual ‘Personal Errands Day’ for Lone Soldiers' as the finale to a special week.

Over 2,000 lone soldiers attend annual Nefesh B'Nefesh event

The rabbi who attended seven IDF marches in two weeks

Yeshivat Lev Hatorah's Rabbi Dudi Winkler accompanied his lone soldier students, on seven different marches over the past two weeks

The rabbi who attended seven IDF marches in two weeks

NBN hosts Olim at Thanksgiving dinners throughout Israel

Mayor of Haifa greeted the Olim in Haifa, and the dinner in Jerusalem was attended by 300 Lone Soldiers and National Service Volunteers.

NBN hosts Olim at Thanksgiving dinners throughout Israel

WATCH:

IDF lone soldier reunited with his family for the holidays

Lone IDF soldier from Chicago meets with his family for the first time in 10 months for Sukkot festival.

IDF lone soldier reunited with his family for the holidays

IDF soldier spends hours in Tehran after flight diverted

Plane carrying lone soldier diverted to Iran after passenger suffers medical incident.

IDF soldier spends hours in Tehran after flight diverted

IDF Major General visits future lone soldiers in the US

Young American Jews planning to join IDF as lone soldiers meet with chief of IDF's manpower directorate during his trip to North America.

IDF Major General visits future lone soldiers in the US

Bride: 'Immigrating to Israel led me to my partner for life'

First lone soldier wedding hosted at Nefesh B’Nefesh Aliyah Campus in Jerusalem.

Bride: 'Immigrating to Israel led me to my partner for life'

IDF lone soldiers from Ukraine reunited with their families

IFCJ brings lone IDF soldiers from Ukraine together with their families for the holidays.

IDF lone soldiers from Ukraine reunited with their families

Twin brothers make aliyah and will enlist in elite IDF unit

Ari and Ron (18), twin brothers from New York, immigrated to Israel and will be drafted into the Shayetet 13 unit of the Naval Brigade.

Twin brothers make aliyah and will enlist in elite IDF unit

In the middle of army drill:

Surprise birthday party for Minnesota-born lone soldier

Youths from his Samaria community surprised Benjamin Ribnick of the elite Golani brigade, throwing him a party he won't soon forget.

Surprise birthday party for Minnesota-born lone soldier

4 sisters from Boston family make history as IDF lone soldiers

Fourth and Youngest Daughter Enlists on Heels of Israel’s 74th Independence Day, Joining Nearly 50 Massachusetts Lone Soldiers.

4 sisters from Boston family make history as IDF lone soldiers

Haredi lone soldiers get new home in Jerusalem

'Yuval's House' established by Netzah Yehuda Organization in honor of fallen soldier will provide warm home for other haredi soldiers.

Haredi lone soldiers get new home in Jerusalem

161 future Lone Soldiers make Aliyah with Nefesh B'Nefesh

Approximately 300 future Lone Soldiers are expected to make Aliyah from North America in 2021.

161 future Lone Soldiers make Aliyah with Nefesh B'Nefesh

Knesset forms new lobby group for Lone Soldiers

New Knesset lobby group aimed at aiding Lone Soldiers formed at conference sponsored by the Lone soldier Center.

Knesset forms new lobby group for Lone Soldiers

IDF veterans hired by Magen Am to patrol LA Jewish neighborhoods

In the wake of increasing anti-Semitism in Los Angeles, patrol made up mostly of IDF veterans helping to protect Jewish community.

IDF veterans hired by Magen Am to patrol LA Jewish neighborhoods

He became a lone soldier, then lost both his parents to COVID-19

Thiago Benzecry left Brazil to become a lone soldier in Israel. He didn't know he would never see his parents alive again.

He became a lone soldier, then lost both his parents to COVID-19

Israel's 'Lone Soldier' - The history behind the name

Unpacked explores the motivating factors that draw thousands from around the world to serve and protect their country.

Israel's 'Lone Soldier' - The history behind the name

Watch: Musical event honors victims of Har Nof attack

Arutz Sheva will carry a musical event in memory of the victims of the 2014 Har Nof attack this evening.

Watch: Musical event honors victims of Har Nof attack

A 'youthful' approach to Aliyah

How to solve, all at once, the difficulties of Aliyah: acculturation, making a living, learning the language, making friends, and more.

A 'youthful' approach to Aliyah

Ministers discussing new ways of assisting lone soldiers

Minister of Immigration Absorption MK Pnina Tamano-Shata met MK Biton to discuss ways of assisting new immigrants serving in the IDF.

Ministers discussing new ways of assisting lone soldiers

A salute to Israel's courageous Lone Soldiers

COVID-19 achieved what no enemy could - remembering and celebrating virtually.

A salute to Israel's courageous Lone Soldiers

Jewish Agency honors lone soldiers killed in war or terror

In Memorial Day ceremony, the Jewish Agency pays tribute to lone soldiers who fell in battle or became victims of terror.

Jewish Agency honors lone soldiers killed in war or terror

1,000 US lone soldiers will not be with families for Passover

Friends of the IDF implements programs to address needs of soldiers stuck on base indefinitely due to coronavirus.

1,000 US lone soldiers will not be with families for Passover

NBN & FIDF host annual ‘Personal Errands Day’ for Lone Soldiers

Nefesh B’Nefesh and Friends of the Israel Defense Forces host 7th annual 'Yom Siddurim' for lone soldiers today.

NBN & FIDF host annual ‘Personal Errands Day’ for Lone Soldiers

Watch: Superbowl party for the lone soldiers

'These soldiers come here without their families, and we have the honor of feeding them.'

Watch: Superbowl party for the lone soldiers

Hundreds of lone soldiers gather for draft party

Nefesh B'Nefesh and FIDF organize special celebration marking induction of over 300 lone soldiers into the IDF.

Hundreds of lone soldiers gather for draft party

Netanyahu hosts IDF lone soldiers in his sukkah

PM hosts three lone soldiers serving in the IDF at his sukkah in the Prime Minister's Residence, speaks with their parents via video link.

Netanyahu hosts IDF lone soldiers in his sukkah

Tefillin from Golan Heights battle given to lone soldier

Family of slain IDF soldier Benny Hanani, who fell in the Yom Kippur War, donate his tefillin to a lone soldier who immigrated to israel.

Tefillin from Golan Heights battle given to lone soldier

Mothers of IDF 'Lone Soldiers' meet with President Rivlin

Women from US, Australia, UK, Canada, South Africa, head to Israel to meet with their children serving in the IDF as 'lone soldiers'.

Mothers of IDF 'Lone Soldiers' meet with President Rivlin

Partner with us and help build an Aliyah Yeshiva in Samaria

The heart of Israel is Judea and Samaria. Without a strong presence there, Israel is weakened tremendously.

Partner with us and help build an Aliyah Yeshiva in Samaria

Sponsor a Lone Soldier for Shabbat Meals and Get a Free Mezuzah

A unique yeshiva in the Yishuv of Adam has been inspiring lone soldiers, strengthening their Judaism and encouraging Aliyah.

Sponsor a Lone Soldier for Shabbat Meals and Get a Free Mezuzah

They adopt lone soldiers and learn Zionism from them

Arutz Sheva speaks with Shalom Ashkenazi about the special bond his family forms with lone soldiers and what they learn from them.

They adopt lone soldiers and learn Zionism from them

President to host 400 lone soldiers from 35 countries

President Reuven Rivlin to have Seder with 400 lone soldiers from around the world.

President to host 400 lone soldiers from 35 countries

Finance firm “OlehPay” now free for Lone Soldiers

American-Israeli finance firm OlehPay to open its services free to Lone Soldiers and Bnot Shirut in light of recent tragedies.

Finance firm “OlehPay” now free for Lone Soldiers

Former lone soldier killed in Aspen snowboarding accident

Aaron Hill 'lived life to the fullest,' friend writes.

Former lone soldier killed in Aspen snowboarding accident