Uriel Heilman has a JTA report on Tuesday night's $1,000-a-plate fundraiser for the Israeli military at New York's Waldorf Astoria hotel. The event featured video messages from Gilad Shalit and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
One of the stars of Tuesday night’s dinner -- which raised $26 million for the IDF -- was a combat soldier named Doron who operates one of the Iron Dome anti-missile batteries and appeared alongside Gantz in the satellite broadcast. When the evening’s emcee, radio host and Fox News contributor Monica Crowley, asked Doron how many missiles he personally had intercepted, the crowd laughed as if she were talking about football game stats. Doron’s answer: four.
The crowd cheered.
"Aren't these guys the best!" Crowley gushed.