For over three years, volunteers of the Friend a Soldier project answered thousands of questions from people in over 190 countries. Currently our volunteers are unavailable to answer questions, but our archive is available for browsing. Simply click on a soldier below or use the search function at the top of this page to read questions and answers. We hope the website continues bridge human connections in the Middle East and around the world.

 
Yaron, Safed
Yaron served in the IDF between 2007 and 2011 as a fighter in an infantry division and then as a commander in an intelligence department.
benj_arm Benjamin, Herzliya
Benjamin est ne en France, plus précisément en Haute Savoie. Il a servi dans la prestigieuse unité de Golani.
Zack Zack,Givatayim
Zack grew up in New Jersey. He served in an infantry unit stationed in the West Bank, performing high risk arrest operations as well as patrolling settlements near Nablus and Hebron.
Adaya, Jerusalem
Adaya served as a physical sports instructor in Karakal- a girls combat unit
Lilit, Rehovot
Lilit served as a weapons instructor in the central command’s training base, specifically training soldiers on operating small arms.
Jonah Jonah, Jerusalem
Jonah served as Non Commissioned Officer in a demolitions infantry platoon in the West Bank, the Lebanese border region and fought in the Second Lebanon War.
Ilana Ilana, Givat Shmuel
Ilana served in a search and rescue combat unit in the IDF. Today she is an active reserve soldier.
Daniel Daniel, Rishon LeZion
Daniel serviu na Marinha Israelense como um guerrilheiro naval e para-médico em um navio de mísseis.
Avi Avi, Rishon LeZion
Avi served in an infantry brigade. Today he is an active reserve soldier in a field reconnaissance unit and is working on a BA in Political Science
Gali, Herzliya
Gali served as a Fitness Instructor for combat soldiers in the air force and is now studying business.
Karen, Tel Aviv
Karen was a radio operator on the border with Lebanon and then became the Officer of Instruction and Coordination at the Officers Training School
nimi army Nimi, Ma’alot
jähriger Dienst in einer Eliteeinheit der israelischen Panzerfaust als Kompaniekommandant. Währenddessen leitete er Kombatsoldaten nicht nur im Alltag, sondern auch im Kampf
Noam, Herzliya
Noam a grandi au Canada, il aime le sport, sortir avec des amis et voyager. Il s'est porté volontaire pour rejoindre l'armée israélienne en 2006-08
Ruth, Tel Aviv
Ruth served as a 'Madrichat Sar-El'- a guide for International volunteers in the IDF and is now pursuing a BA in Liberal Arts
Nate Nate, Tel Aviv
Nate grew up in northern California before attending college in Boston, graduating in 2008. At the end of that year, he immigrated to Israel, finding a home on a kibbutz in the north of the country, where he worked with animals in the zoo.
Gal Gal, Hod HaSharon
During her military service, Gal held a commanding position in the 'Marva' educational unit,attaining the degree of sergeant.
Tomer Tomer, Herzliya
Tomer served as a combat intelligence commander and was deployed in Gaza, along the Lebanese and Syrian borders, and in the West Bank. Tomer is currently studying for his B.A.
Yagil Yagil, Kfar Saba
Yagil served in a combat infantry unit. He has a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and currently works as a Risk Consultant for a Security company, as well as part time at a Tel Aviv microbrewery.
Lirut Lirut, Herzliya
Lirut served in the Jordan Valley as a sergeant in a operational command center. After her service she traveled through Central America.
David, Tzfat
David served as a tank driver in the Armoured Corps where he participated in Operation Cast Lead.
Amitai, Herzliya
Amitai manned roadblocks in Judea and Samaria and took part in Operation Cast Lead.
adam Adam, Herzliya
Shortly after graduation Adam moved to Israel and enlisted as a loader in the tank corps where he served and now is a reserve soldier.
Maya Maya, Herzliya
Maya served in the army for 2 years on the Gaza and Lebanon border as an Infantry instructor, specializing in the handling and usage of armored personal carriers
 

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