What is an Israeli Lone Soldier?
A “lone soldier” is a soldier in the IDF with no family in Israel to support him or her: a new immigrant, a volunteer from abroad, an orphan or an individual from a broken home. Every day tens of thousands of soldiers are defending the State of Israel and its citizens.
What is Mahal IDF?
Mahal (מח”ל – מתנדבי חוץ לארץ) is an IDF volunteer program with the goal of allowing young men and women to contribute to Israel by serving in the IDF, without going through the official Aliyah process. Mahal soldiers have the same rights and can expect the same treatment as any other soldier.
How long do Lone Soldiers serve?
Determining Length of Service:
|Age of Arrival||18-19||22-27: Exempt Can Request to Volunteer|
|Married Male with Child||Volunteer service: Minimum 24 months||Non- combat: 18 months Combat: 24 months|
|Single Female (all Aliyah statuses)||24 months*||Non- combat: 18 months Combat: 32 months|
Where do Lone Soldiers come from?
A Lone Soldier is a soldier who meets one of the following criteria: A soldier whose parents were in Israel and moved abroad- Either their parents have a permanent residence overseas and he\she lives in Israel without them, or the parents are on a mission overseas that lasts more than 6 months.
What is the age limit for the Israeli army?
|Israel Defense Forces|
|Chief of the General Staff||Lieutenant General Aviv Kochavi|
What are Israeli soldiers called?
Israel Defense Forces (IDF)
Israel Defense Forces (IDF), armed forces of Israel, comprising the Israeli army, navy, and air force.
How long is Garin Tzabar?
How long is the program? We have two sessions each year, a summer session and a shorter winter session. IDF service time varies according to gender, age and position and it is no less than two years. As part of the Garin Tzabar Support system, all of our accommodation is subject to the ministry of Defense Standards.
How do I join Mahal?
The Mahal course is open to women aged 18 to 20 and men aged 18 to 23 who are eligible for immigration and have lived most of their life outside of Israel or have lived cumulatively less than a year in Israel (a year and a half if they were participating in a program formally recognized by the State of Israel).
How do I become a lone soldier?