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UNPACKED – Watch The Unique Phenomenon of the IDF’s Lone Soldier?

UNPACKED – The Unique Phenomenon of the IDF’s Lone Soldier? Imagine traveling alone, across the world, to volunteer for another country’s army. Meet the lone soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces, the IDF. ​​​​Did you know that the I

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Rivlin Welcomes Mothers of IDF 'Lone Soldiers,' Says They're Not Alone

Rivlin Welcomes Mothers of IDF ‘Lone Soldiers,’ Says They’re Not Alone “Your children are not really lone soldiers because they are with us,” President Rivlin told the mothers. By United With Israel Staff  President Reuven Rivlin met Thursday a

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Lone soldiers celebrate Passover in the army | The Jerusalem post

Both lone soldiers will take part in Seders and the traditional customs while on base. The soldiers said their unit has become their family.

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Killed in Gaza, American 'lone soldiers' honored by Israelis - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

Thousands of Israelis came to the funerals of Sean Carmeli, Jordan Bensemhoun and Max Steinberg to show solidarity with the fallen soldiers who had immigrated to Israel alone.

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The lesson of the lone soldier | JPost | Israel News

Three soldiers, Sean Carmeli and Max Steinberg from the United States and Jordan Ben-Simon from France, were killed in the early days of the ground battle.

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This is why Americans go fight in the Israeli army

This week, two Americans serving in the Israel Defense Forces were killed in Gaza. Max Steinberg, from Los Angeles, was 24. Sean Carmeli, 22, came from Texas. Both were Lone Soldiers—Israel’s term for troops with no immediate family living in Israel. I used to be one of them.

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Oren: Hamas media strategy relies on deaths of civilians

Michael Oren says Hamas mounts a sophisticated media and military campaign that puts its own people at risk

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US-born IDF servicemen killed in Gaza among thousands of Israel's 'lone soldiers'

The two Americans killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip followed in the footsteps of scores of Jews from around the world who have volunteered to fight for Israel.