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Advocates for Lone Soldiers

The Philadelphia Jewish Voice notes the important work of the Wings Program as advocates for lone soldiers. Wings was represented in a caucus for lone soldiers in the Israeli Knesset. The caucus convened to discuss the issue of lone immigrant soldiers and their integration into Israeli society after their release from the IDF.

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A Dream Come True

The Jewish Standard follows a Wings graduate through her service in the IDF as a sniper instructor, her current life in Israel, and making her dreams come true.

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Lone Soldier Survey

Arutz 7 covers a survey run about the Wings Program as it reaches its 10th anniversary. Some 3,000 lone soldiers serve in the Israel Defense Forces each year, and according to the survey, conducted by the Jewish Agency for Israel and the Merage Foundation, 90% of discharged lone soldiers say they see their future in Israel.

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Newsletter by Yehuda Scharf

In the Israel Hayom Newsletter, Yehuda Scharf, director of the Aliya and Absorption Department at the Jewish Agency for Israel touches on the importance of the Wings Program. Young immigrants "soon realize that joining the IDF provides the fastest track for joining the fold of Israeli society. It is their entry pass. Although we are all delighted when we see such highly motivated individuals arrive, we must also own up to the fact that Israeli society has often ignored their plight and failed to properly address their travails."

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Parents of Lone Soldiers Send Regards

Ynet shares the parents of lone soldiers as they talk about their feelings and send warm regards to the tenth anniversary of Project Wings of the Jewish Agency and Keren Merage. Parents of lone soldiers are attached to their screens to extract every bit of information about what is happening here, but in spite of concern are proud and happy that their children are fulfilling their dreams. 

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A Hug with Wings

Ynet shares the stories of Wings graduates. They arrive in Israel and are labeled lone soldiers, but Yunna, Hannah and Nathan came to Israel to enlist and do not feel that they are alone. After their service they chose to stay in Israel and give back to new immigrants who became soldiers. 

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Instagram Journey

In honor of the Wings Program's 10th anniversary, Ynet follows the journey of two lone soldiers through their Instagram accounts.

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Television Interview

Israel's Channel 2 News invites former lone soldier and her Wings career counselor to discuss the benefits of the program.

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Giving Wings to Lone Soldiers

"I was released about four months ago and already I was called to emergency reserve duty as part of Operation Protective Edge. I served in the Iron Dome interceptor battery." Ariel Goldberg, a released lone soldier, recalls to Ynet, the support he got from Wings and invites other lone soldiers to enjoy its services.

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