Here’s an update on IDF fundraising largesse in the U.S. Every time I see these press releases I find the sums shocking (the IDF raised $26 MILLION at a New York event last year). News like this should let Sam Horowitz off the hook for a bit regarding the obscene priorities of American Jewish community, but it’s doubtful it will raise an eyebrow. From a Friends of the IDF Central Region press release:
Chicago, IL, September 4, 2013 – Over 160 Friends of the IDF (FIDF) supporters attended the FIDF Central Region Summer Benefit on Sunday, August 25, 2013 and helped raise $8.8 million for various educational and wellbeing programs for IDF soldiers, including the FIDF IMPACT! Scholarship Program, a wellbeing center at the Ramon Air Force base, and a gym for a Special Forces unit. The event featured keynote speaker Brigadier General Yakov Shaharabani, Israeli Air Force Attaché and Deputy Defense Attaché to the United States and Canada.