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WATCH: Unique Phenomenon of the IDF's Lone Soldier

The lone soldier, or chayal boded in Hebrew, is unique to the IDF and to Israel.

What motivates young men and women from all over the world to volunteer for military service so far from their homes? And why are some local Israeli recruits also Lone Soldiers? Explore the connection that draws young Jews from around the world to Israel every year to voluntarily join the IDF and find out how Israelis have been supporting these soldiers dating back to Israel’s War of Independence in 1948.

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Dretch 12:04 23.09.2022
That's amazing John! A lot has changed since the 70s and of course, Israel was still fairly new back then (and still is).
Rhoda Wright 11:18 23.09.2022
God Bless John Ross ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ, Iโ€™m so glad youโ€™re safe and still alive! Are you living in Israel now or did you return to your home country? Or is Israel your home originally?
John Ross 11:07 23.09.2022
I was a lone soldier in the 70s..israel barely supported me.. had to fight for my rights!! Nothing was easy..
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