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Jews, Druze, Christians, and Muslims are joining together for a worthy cause

Jews, Druze, Christians, and Muslims are joining together for a worthy cause

Special in Uniform marks formation of new IDF unit made up of volunteer soldiers from mixed Druze, Muslim, and Christian town.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/03/2021 14:57
Special in Uniform soldier: 'I came to help the sea creatures survive'

Special in Uniform soldier: 'I came to help the sea creatures survive'

Special cleanup: Special in Uniform volunteers join the efforts to preserve the Mediterranean shore.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/03/2021 11:48
Young man with autism cracks codes in top-secret IDF cyber unit

Young man with autism cracks codes in top-secret IDF cyber unit

Itai Kaufman, 24, who received an automatic military exemption after being diagnosed with ASD. But he was determined to serve.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/09/2020 12:16
Newest IDF recruit: 'At age 15, I woke up blind, and was sure my life was over'

Newest IDF recruit: 'At age 15, I woke up blind, and was sure my life was over'

A dream come true: The amazing story of Daniel Defour, newest IDF recruit: 'Grateful to IDF and Special in Uniform for opening the door.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/07/2020 14:36
Keeping safe in the IDF amid coronavirus

Keeping safe in the IDF amid coronavirus

Roy Shifman is a proud soldier. He also has cerebral palsy and is confined to a wheelchair, but that doesn’t stop him from his duties.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/07/2020 15:38
Soldiers with disabilities return to military bases following six-week furlough

Soldiers with disabilities return to military bases following six-week furlough

Soldiers from the IDF’s Special in Uniform project return to bases brimming with motivation and ready to continue defending the country.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/06/2020 02:13
Mother’s Day: Son beats the odds and serves in the IDF

Mother’s Day: Son beats the odds and serves in the IDF

Daniel Tabarzar was diagnosed with William’s Syndrome as a baby - yet he defied the odds and is now in the IDF’s Special in Uniform program.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/05/2020 17:34
Druze commander delivers food to Bnei Brak’s disadvantaged

Druze commander delivers food to Bnei Brak’s disadvantaged

IDF Major Rami Hassan and soldiers from Special in Uniform are chosen to join the official torch-lighting ceremony on Mount Herzl.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/04/2020 13:53
'Special' soldiers are facilitating coronavirus testing

'Special' soldiers are facilitating coronavirus testing

A win-win situation: 'Special in Uniform' soldiers facilitate coronavirus testing.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/03/2020 14:47
Proud in Uniform: A New Year of hope and contribution to society

Proud in Uniform: A New Year of hope and contribution to society

After a yearlong journey, 9 Special-in-Uniform volunteers are inducted into the IDF and receive their soldier’s IDs.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/01/2020 23:43
North American immigrant with autism joins Israeli military

North American immigrant with autism joins Israeli military

'It’s a win-win situation for the country, the soldiers, and for me,' new soldier Michael says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/07/2019 13:32
Blind soldier awarded Presidential Medal of Excellence

Blind soldier awarded Presidential Medal of Excellence

Educational officer Sergeant Ori Salmon, who insisted on joining IDF despite being born blind, becomes 1 of 120 soldiers to receive award.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/05/2019 18:02
This young autistic soldier never stopped believing in himself

This young autistic soldier never stopped believing in himself

In honor of World Autism Day, Shachak Shriki, diagnosed with autism at the age of 15, tells how he joined the IDF.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/04/2019 19:52
IDF celebrates Purim with heartwarming induction ceremony

IDF celebrates Purim with heartwarming induction ceremony

Four special youth join the IDF in a personalized induction ceremony. Families: 'It's a Purim miracle.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/03/2019 12:27
'Special wings for special soldiers'

'Special wings for special soldiers'

Prime Minister Netanyahu meets with soldiers from the Special in Uniform program, awarding them special recognition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/12/2018 20:29
Rivlin hosts "Special in Uniform" soldiers

Rivlin hosts "Special in Uniform" soldiers

The President hosted IDF's special needs soldiers who are part of the "Special in Uniform" program.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/12/2018 08:13
Knesset marks International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Knesset marks International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Special in Uniform soldiers are guests of honor in the Knesset and enjoy cross-party support and commendation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/12/2018 14:06
Watch: Special needs soldiers attend Memorial Day ceremony

Watch: Special needs soldiers attend Memorial Day ceremony

Soldiers with physical disabilities participate in IDF Memorial Day ceremony in Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/04/2018 13:51
Coming full circle ahead of Passover

Coming full circle ahead of Passover

New squadron of Special in Uniform receives their caps and wings.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/03/2018 14:44
MKs meet with JNF to encourage inclusion in Israel

MKs meet with JNF to encourage inclusion in Israel

JNF representatives, Knesset members, meet to discuss inclusion of people with disabilities.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/03/2018 10:31
With special recruits, Israeli pilots fly higher

With special recruits, Israeli pilots fly higher

Meet Orly Lahat, a retired F-16 pilot, and his son Omer, a teen with cerebral palsy who today a proud soldier in the IDF.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/02/2018 02:08
IDF's newest special needs program inaugurates K-9 unit

IDF's newest special needs program inaugurates K-9 unit

IDF holds graduation ceremony for soldiers in the 'Special in Uniform' program's new dogs (K-9) unit.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/01/2018 18:09
Lighting up the world with inclusion

Lighting up the world with inclusion

IDF commanders attend swearing-in ceremony for 12 soldiers with disabilities joining the Home Front Command.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/12/2017 12:37
IDF mission receives global support

IDF mission receives global support

IDF 'Special in Uniform' which allows teens with special needs to serve and integrate into Israel's social fabric wows supporters worldwide.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/11/2017 16:01
Disabled Israeli soldiers aid Mexico earthquake rescue effort

Disabled Israeli soldiers aid Mexico earthquake rescue effort

They are members of the JNF-supported 'Special in Uniform' program, which integrates young people with disabilities into the IDF.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/09/2017 08:57
PM to blind soldier: You deserve to serve

PM to blind soldier: You deserve to serve

Blind soldier turns to PM Netanyahu with three wishes; Netanyahu grants two of them - and IDF welcomes new Air Force soldier.Arutz Sheva Staff, 31/08/2017 15:07
Watch: Soldier with cerebral palsy gets her “wings”

Watch: Soldier with cerebral palsy gets her “wings”

Young woman who defied expectations her entire life does it again and becomes full-fledged DF soldier.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/08/2017 22:29
Trailblazing hero wins Presidential Award for Volunteerism

Trailblazing hero wins Presidential Award for Volunteerism

Founder of Special in Uniform, which integrates young people with disabilities into the IDF, accepts award from President Rivlin.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/06/2017 08:35
Hero who foiled terror attack leads fight for disabled soldiers

Hero who foiled terror attack leads fight for disabled soldiers

Ariel Almog, who heroically foiled terror attack, is recognized again for his work for disabled soldiers looking to integrate into the IDF.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/06/2017 12:10
Watch: Rivlin honors outstanding soldiers with disabilities

Watch: Rivlin honors outstanding soldiers with disabilities

President Reuven Rivlin honors 30 outstanding soldiers with disabilities from the Special in Uniform program.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/06/2017 00:35
Israeli teen with CP beats the odds, becomes IDF soldier

Israeli teen with CP beats the odds, becomes IDF soldier

Teen with cerebral palsy fulfills dream of serving in the IDF.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/03/2017 17:09
IDF soldiers with disabilities celebrate Tu Bishvat

IDF soldiers with disabilities celebrate Tu Bishvat

'Special in Uniform' helps disabled IDF soldiers find their unique mission, plant trees for Tu Bishvat.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/02/2017 23:43
PM joins soldiers with disabilities at graduation of IAF pilots

PM joins soldiers with disabilities at graduation of IAF pilots

PM meets with IDF soldiers with disabilities at graduation ceremony for IAF pilots, says strong armies include people with disabilities.Gary Willig, 29/12/2016 20:19
The story of a special Israeli firefighter

The story of a special Israeli firefighter

An intellectually challenged youngster stops at nothing to fulfill his dream of becoming an Israeli firefighter.Yoni Kempinski, 02/12/2016 09:41
'Disabled in workplace' bill expected to pass

'Disabled in workplace' bill expected to pass

A bill which would require large government bodies to meet a quota of 5% disabled employees approved for final Knesset vote.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/07/2016 11:57
Disabled IDF volunteer receives award for service

Disabled IDF volunteer receives award for service

Young man with disability volunteered for IDF service, recognized for contributions to state.Arutz Sheva Staff, 31/05/2016 13:03
Heartwarming: Overcoming disabilities to defend

Heartwarming: Overcoming disabilities to defend

Lotan has struggled with cerebral palsy her whole life - now thanks to a special program, she is realizing her dream as an IDF soldier.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/03/2016 13:03