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There are some 6,116 lone soldiers from 80 countries serving in the IDF today.
In recent months, lone soldiers have been in the news after the deaths of two soldiers highlighted the failings of the IDF in supporting troops during their service.
The title of “lone soldier” continues long after the army is over.
Majority of the new recruits come from North America, followed by France.
By ANNA AHRONHEIM
"I have worked, and I will continue to work, for benefits for lone soldiers, because I made aliya and served as a lone soldier, so I know the difficulties they endure."
By GIL HOFFMAN
When Mendel Gordon was diagnosed, he was forced to postpone his wedding and leave Israel — and now his family is asking for help.
By AMY SPIRO
The Michve Alon base is home to many new immigrants, a great number of them lone soldiers.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Parents of fallen lone soldiers and prominent members of the Jerusalem municipality also took part in the Gan Sacher barbecue.
By ILANIT CHERNICK
A memorial torch was lit by Michael and Pat Blank, the parents of lone soldiers Sam and Aron Blank.
“This week has been so enlightening to understand more on a day-to-day basis what my son goes through. I have no background in this, so I have nothing to compare it to."
By NOA AMOUYAL
“This week has been so enlightening to understand more on a day-to-day basis what he goes through. I have no background in this, so I have nothing to compare it to."
The IDF and the Defense Ministry have begun to correct some of the failings raised in the report.
Thousands of lone soldiers took part in one-stop personal shop to take care of personal affairs.
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