Help Support Israel's Lone Soldiers
For Israel — a tiny country surrounded by enemies who regularly call for her destruction — national defense is a very serious matter. Because the need to remain on guard against attacks from her neighbors is so critical, military service is mandatory for all Israelis — three years for men, and two for women.
Hello, my name is Yitzhak, and I am a student studying political science and communications in the Kinneret College. I grew up in Galilee. After high school, I began my army service in the ground forces as part of the Nachson unit. As part of my service, I was trained and served as a platoon commander. Read Yitzhak's story.
My name is Ingrid. I am 25 years old and I grew up in Bogota, Colombia. My mother left me when I was six months old, and I was raised by my father and grandmother. I grew up with a Zionist ideology: the love of Israel and the desire to live in Israel and join the army. Read Ingrid's story.
My name is Vladimir. I am 22 years old and I live in a small town nearby Haifa. I was born in Moldova (the former Soviet Union), and in 1991, when I was 3 years old, I immigrated with my family to Israel. After graduating from high school, I was recruited to the army. Read Vladimir's story.
First of all I want to thank you for your contribution. I am Alona, 23 years old. I was born in Ukraine two weeks after the atomic explosion in Chernobyl. In 1990, I immigrated to Israel with all my family. In high school, I decided to join the army and to serve in a fighting unit. I was very happy when I passed entrance examinations. Read Alona's story.Read additional success stories