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1,000 US lone soldiers will not be with families for Passover due to Covid-19

1,000 US lone soldiers will not be with families for Passover due to Covid-19

Friends of the IDF implements programs to address needs of soldiers stuck on base indefinitely due to coronavirus.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/04/2020 18:33
FIDF supporters to cycle across Israel with wounded veterans

FIDF supporters to cycle across Israel with wounded veterans

American FIDF to host its 5th Annual Ride, an intense six-day bicycle adventure through Israel to show solidarity with Israeli soldiers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/10/2019 20:54
Camp for bereaved teens kicks off

Camp for bereaved teens kicks off

D.C. and Philadelphia-area summer camp for children and siblings of fallen Israeli soldiers offers participants fully-funded fun.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/07/2019 10:17
Holocaust survivor meets US army vet who liberated her

Holocaust survivor meets US army vet who liberated her

Sophie Tajch Klisman meets army vet Doug Harvey, thanking him for helping liberate her from Salzwedel concentration camp during WW II.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/05/2019 08:29
FIDF breaks records

FIDF breaks records

More than half-billion shekels raised to benefit IDF soldiers by American Friends of the IDF (FIDF) in 2018.Yoni Kempinski, 16/04/2019 20:26
20 women FIDF supporters to embark on unique mission to Israel

20 women FIDF supporters to embark on unique mission to Israel

20 leaders and supporters of Friends of the Israel Defense Forces from across the US to join FIDF Women’s Mission to Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/03/2019 01:40
Surprise celebration for NY native who donated center years ago

Surprise celebration for NY native who donated center years ago

In moving ceremony, FIDF honors long-time supporter who donated sports center to IDF soldiers 20 years ago.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/02/2019 09:21
'It's the least we can do'

'It's the least we can do'

An interview with a unique man: Max Blankfeld, who sponsors a project exposing UNRWA, and heads the Texas FIDF, among many other things.Ido Ben Porat, 08/01/2019 00:30
Hollywood honors the IDF

Hollywood honors the IDF

The star-studded event raised $60 million for the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/11/2018 13:18
"We turn hateful into grateful"

"We turn hateful into grateful"

Watch: Staff Sgt. Bar, a paramedic who treats Syrian civilians as part of the IDF’s “Operation Good Neighbor,” at FIDF event.Arutz Sheva, 26/10/2018 08:08
'Proud to be a soldier in the IDF'

'Proud to be a soldier in the IDF'

Watch: Cpt. Or, the first female soldier to command a Patriot Battery, speaks to the participants at the FIDF event in Manhattan.Yoni Kempinski, 26/10/2018 04:08
Meet the Rebbe's grandson, an IDF officer

Meet the Rebbe's grandson, an IDF officer

Watch: Arutz Sheva speaks with grandson of Satmar Rebbe who graduated from the IDF's Officer School.Yoni Kempinski, 26/10/2018 02:04
From the battlefield to Manhattan

From the battlefield to Manhattan

IDF Soldiers attend annual FIDF event in NYC; 'There's a community who decided to stand side-by-side with IDF; very important contribution.'Yoni Kempinski, 23/10/2018 20:13
'Thanks to IDF soldiers - Jews can flourish around the world'

'Thanks to IDF soldiers - Jews can flourish around the world'

Public figures join FIDF in wishing IDF soldiers well: 'Spectacular event shows level of support our soldiers get - highest level ever.'Yoni Kempinski, 22/10/2018 20:01
From Israel to Broadway to singing with soldiers

From Israel to Broadway to singing with soldiers

Renowned Israeli singer and former X Factor Israel television personality performs with IDF Musical Ensemble at gala dinner.Yoni Kempinski, 18/10/2018 14:58
During one night: Over $32 million raised for IDF soldiers

During one night: Over $32 million raised for IDF soldiers

1,200 business people and philanthropists salute Israel’s brave soldiers in an inspiring evening attended by IDF soldiers.Yoni Kempinski, New York, 18/10/2018 07:30
Supporters of FIDF to cycle across Israel

Supporters of FIDF to cycle across Israel

Supporters of Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) gearing up for an intense six-day bicycle ride through Israel this month.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/10/2018 03:06
New IDF synagogue dedicated in time for Jewish New Year

New IDF synagogue dedicated in time for Jewish New Year

Thanks to Florida natives, Israeli soldiers receive new synagogue in time for High Holidays.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/08/2018 08:34
NBA star shoots guns with Israeli police during visit

NBA star shoots guns with Israeli police during visit

Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green visits police training centers during visit to Israel, prompting criticism from leftist groups.Charles Dunst, JTA, 12/07/2018 09:03
'We will win every encounter with the enemy'

'We will win every encounter with the enemy'

Friends of the IDF unveil new synagogue, donate Torah scroll to IDF base in southern Israel.Uzi Baruch, 29/06/2018 10:26
Bed Bath & Beyond President may chair top Jewish policy group

Bed Bath & Beyond President may chair top Jewish policy group

Arthur Stark of Bed Bath & Beyond and Friends of the IDF is likely to chair the Conference of Presidents.JTA, 26/04/2018 14:09
Nefesh B’Nefesh - FIDF ‘personal errands day’ for Lone Soldiers

Nefesh B’Nefesh - FIDF ‘personal errands day’ for Lone Soldiers

All essential government agencies whose services are needed by Lone Soldiers were concentrated under one roof in one intensive day.Mordechai Sones, 21/01/2018 13:34
Meet the twin IDF lone soldiers

Meet the twin IDF lone soldiers

Arutz Sheva speaks with twin brothers Even and Shai Goel, who left their family in the US to join the IDF as 'lone soldiers.'Yoni Kempinski, 23/08/2017 17:30
Holocaust survivor reunited with woman who hid her from Nazis

Holocaust survivor reunited with woman who hid her from Nazis

At an event held by Friends of the IDF Holocaust survivor Miri Amir meets savior Mirosława Gruszczyńska.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/04/2017 08:51
Florida FIDF event raises over $2 million

Florida FIDF event raises over $2 million

More than 800 IDF supporters join MK Michael Oren for FIDF gala.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/03/2017 01:05
Over 1,500 lone IDF soldiers gather for personal errands day

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, 19/02/2017 18:45
Women IDF supporters to visit Israel

Women IDF supporters to visit Israel

FIDF delegation to meet with Israeli women political and military leaders.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/02/2017 03:45
20 Lone Soldiers Make Aliyah on Hanukkah

20 Lone Soldiers Make Aliyah on Hanukkah

72 Olim landed at Ben Gurion Airport this morning, including 20 future Lone Soldiers - ‘present-day Maccabees.’Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/12/2016 13:04
Hollywood salutes IDF soldiers

Hollywood salutes IDF soldiers

Hollywood stars came to show support for IDF soldiers at annual FIDF gala event in Los Angeles.Uzi Baruch, 04/11/2016 10:21
WWII vet reunited with survivor he liberated

WWII vet reunited with survivor he liberated

Sid Shafner and Marcel Levy forged a close friendship after Shafner liberated Dachau concentration camp, but the two lost touch for decades.Ari Soffer, 18/05/2016 10:41
Immigrant lone soldiers get some backup

Immigrant lone soldiers get some backup

Over 1,500 lone soldiers take part in Yom Siddurim in Tel Aviv, making their lives easier as the bureaucracy comes to them.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/02/2016 07:25
Hollywood celebs raise $31 million for IDF

Hollywood celebs raise $31 million for IDF

Actors and singers take part in massive FIDF event, showing 'amazing support of Hollywood elite and Jewish community' for Israeli soldiers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/11/2015 12:56
Syria is '50 Shades of Black,' Says IDF Intel Head

Syria is '50 Shades of Black,' Says IDF Intel Head

IDF Military Intelligence chief Maj. Gen. Hertzi Halevi warns FIDF gala audience that internal violence along Syria's borders is growing.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/03/2015 08:10
Watch: Immigrants Celebrate Thanksgiving in Israel

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, 28/11/2014 11:10
Pro-Palestinians to Protest Maccabi Tel Aviv Game

Pro-Palestinians to Protest Maccabi Tel Aviv Game

In the weeks after Operation Protective Edge, Maccabi Tel Aviv to be met by Pro-Palestinian protestors at their preseason games in the US.Cynthia Blank, 02/10/2014 08:28
Captain Who Lost Arm Proposes to Girlfriend

Captain Who Lost Arm Proposes to Girlfriend

Captain Ziv Shilon, who was wounded in a terror attack and lost his arm, proposed to his girlfriend in front of 1,500 people in Miami.Elad Benari, Canada, 28/02/2014 20:46
50 Soldiers in ‘March of Living’ in Poland

50 Soldiers in ‘March of Living’ in Poland

An Israeli Air Force plane flew 50 soldiers and American supporters to Poland to participate in the annual “March of the Living."Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 18/04/2012 09:13
Rebbetzin Jungreis: 'It's Happening Again'

Rebbetzin Jungreis: 'It's Happening Again'

"Once again we are surrounded on every side by those who want to destroy us - and they don't hide it," says Rebetzin Esther Jungreis.Baruch Gordon and Chana Ya'ar, 01/12/2011 12:11